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
The Russian Social Contract: An Emblem of Illegitimacy
Regimes typically legitimize themselves either through provision of transparent institutions that protect civil liberties or through rising living standards. A closer look at the socio-economic indicators in Russia shows that Putin's regime fails on both of these fronts, and therefore the "Russian Social Contract" with which he came to power in 1999 should be discarded. View
Western European Humanity or Eastern European Egoism
Mankind has an immense capability to create but it equally possesses a great capability to destroy. As Europe deals with its latest crisis of a massive influx of migrants, intuition strikes one's mind that the EU is going to face a number of challenges which might destroy the Union we once knew and believed in. The migrant crisis reveals deep divisions in policies and political cultures within the EU. View
Russian Plane Downed in Turkey: What Should NATO Do?
Big Claims, Little Support: Finding Flaws in Capaldo's Doomsday Predictions for TTIP
How TTIP Could Become a Game-Changer for SMEs
Striking Down the Safe Harbor Agreement
The Transatlantic Internet: A New Geo-Economic Frontline
TTIP, Farming and Food
Transatlantic Energy Plan Crucial For Tackling Climate Change
A Modest TTIP Deal Not an Option for the US
EU-US Safe Harbor Invalidated: What Now?