The Crisis of American Power: How Europeans see Biden’s America

The event will launch an exciting new report by Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard, based on public opinion polling of more than 15,000 people in…

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Guests

Ivan Krastev, Chair, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Jonathan Freedland, Columnist, The Guardian

Sylvie Kauffmann, Editorial Director, Le Monde

Stefan Kornelius, Political Editor, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times

Chaired by

Mark Leonard, Co-Founder and Director, ECFR

The event will launch an exciting new report by Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard, based on public opinion polling of more than 15,000 people in 11 countries.

Agenda

Americans have a new president – but not a new country. European citizens rejoiced about Biden’s electoral victory but they do not think he can bring America back as a global leader.

That is the main finding of ECFR’s poll of 15,000 citizens in 11 countries. It found that European attitudes towards the United States have undergone a massive change since Trump took office. Majorities think US politics is broken, that China will be more powerful than the USA in a decade and that Europeans can no longer rely on America for their defence.

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration, join our panel to discover what profound changes to public perceptions have taken place on the value of the transatlantic alliance. What geopolitical consequences should EU leaders draw in this shift in public sentiment? Where does that leave Biden’s new team in its engagement with Europe?

The event will launch an exciting new report The crisis of American power: How Europeans see Biden’s America by Ivan Krastev, Chair of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR, based on public opinion polling of more than 15,000 people in 11 countries, commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations fro Datapraxis and YouGov.