In need of an Atlantic Community Back in 2003, when US and European leaders were at odds over the Iraq intervention, we thought it was time to act. The future of transatlantic relations should not rely on politicians and elites alone, but should be based on a much broader transatlantic discourse and debate. In 2004 the German […]
Western democracies are facing tough times. The United States is suffering from deep divisions, witnessing challenges to political institutions and retreating from a global emphasis on democratic values. Its traditional partner, the European Union, has turned inward after the financial crisis and refugee crisis as well as the acrimonious Brexit negotiations. Elections over the last […]
The crises facing the transatlantic community are more profound that many citizens on either side of the Atlantic realize. A host of challenges, including migration, terrorism, low and uneven growth, high youth unemployment, significant debt, Russian disinformation campaigns, Brexit and the euro crisis, continue to erode domestic politics, economies, and security policies. While we should […]
Let’s be traditional first: The main purpose of the transatlantic relationship in the 21st century will look familiar to those who have studied its history since 1949: To prevent a situation from emerging in which Europeans feel they need to call Moscow first, instead of Washington, in questions of international politics. Add Beijing to the […]
The Atlantic Community is still needed today – but less as a geographical concept. The (trans)atlantic community in the postwar period has always been a community of values, and this aspect is now more important than ever before. Given the rise of authoritarian models of politics, economy and society, exemplified not least by Russia and […]
Despite appearances to the contrary, India’s position has shifted little since the days of the Cold War, though the superficial media spin may like you to believe otherwise. India’s history with the transatlantic alliance has, for much of its history, been problematic. On one hand, for Indian society at large, the values and lifestyle […]
ATLANTIC EXPEDITION: a project by Atlantische Initiative
The Atlantic Expedition is a German-American fellowship program initiated by the non-profit organization Atlantische Initiative e.V. The fellowship aims to empower a younger and more diverse generation of leaders in transatlantic relations. Throughout the program, participants from both sides of the Atlantic discuss and implement creative and innovative ideas on how to modernize transatlantic relations.