This could be the moment to build a more balanced transatlantic relationship, with Europeans showing the US where we need it to engage, and how – rather than simply waiting for cues from Washington
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A new US administration takes charge in Washington in January 2021, with Joe Biden at the helm. While many on this side of the pond breathe a sigh of relief, there is much work to be done for Europe. ECFR’s experts explore the issues.
Even with a new, far more sympathetic US administration, it will be incumbent on Europe to come to the table as a co-equal power bearing solutions, rather than as a helpless child begging for protection and guidance
When Biden enters the White House, he will look for a Europe that brings solutions rather than problems. Europeans should show they can be an equal partner & offer him a new transatlantic bargain.
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The US-European alliance is the real-world expression of the West – of a sense that both sides of the Atlantic are in it together. This is what we have lost over the last four years.