TTIP for Beginners
What is TTIP? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, first proposed in 2013, is meant to open market access for businesses across the Atlantic, enhance regulatory cooperation and set international standards. TTIP was introduced as being a progressive partnership, but many skeptics on both sides of the Atlantic see it as a race to the bottom.
The Emergence of a New Reality: NATO and Ukraine
While Ukrainians used to be heavily pro-Russian, the situation has transformed over the last few years. Now, the West must decide how best to respond to Ukraine's NATO bid. Discover the pros and cons of various scenarios from the past and current situation, as well as looking forward in an essay written for the Atlantic Community by one of our members, Ira Louis Straus. View
Check out our latest project, TTIP Review, which serves as a clearinghouse for some of the most important analyses on the prospective trade and investment partnership.
Similar to our former TTIP projects, this review is meant to provide all interested citizens with diverse information about the benefits, challenges, myths and facts surrounding the proposed partnership. View
In Syria, Russia is Certainly not an Ally
It is almost a common refrain these days. With Russia's intervention in Syria, is there not a chance to build a new coalition with the Kremlin against a common foe? The Kremlin and the Islamic State share a vested interest in upending the existing international order. But the danger these actors pose vary and prudent foreign policy demands that we set the right priorities and do not fall for false choices. View
A Modest TTIP Deal Not an Option for the US
A modest TTIP deal will provide limited value added for the US, while the prospects of upgrading the deal once it's passed look infeasible. Furthermore, it will set a wrong precedent and will signal to potential US trade partners that it will compromise on issues it has been pushing for ever since the NAFTA negotiations. This would contradict the trade policy the US has been pursuing for the last quarter century. View