New Atlanticism

Trump’s Kosovo show: No big deal

The White House’s sloppy agreement does little to advance dialogue, and comes at a high price

Trump’s dirty tricks

Although US President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are shameless, they are still more subtle than the outright election rigging that one finds in places like Belarus. Like other authoritarian leaders, Trump is deploying a new anti-democratic politics that has yet to be fully comprehended.

Hope for a new “UN moment”

When the United Nations celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary this September, the US will still be misgoverned by a transactional president who has no interest in global rules. But if that precludes a rebirth of global multilateralism this autumn, things could look very different next spring.

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic relations

Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.

Europe’s self-help moment

The covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world.

China: Lessons for Europe from the Cold War

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris