In 2019 & 2020, TPN commissioned a series of thought papers designed to catalyze new thinking and ideas to renew and strengthen the transatlantic partnership and agenda. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily endorsed by the Transatlantic Policy Network. 

The Political Dimension

Today, a more assertive China and a determined Russia have both made political inroads into regions and countries seemingly part of the liberal international system. This has thrown into stark relief the fact that the spread of liberal democracy is not inevitable and that the coherence or even survival of existing democracies cannot be taken for granted. Resisting this trend will potentially be one of the Transatlantic allies' overriding shared objectives through 2030.

Author Dr. Robin Niblett explores the rationale for the Transatlantic relationship and ways to restore trust. View and download below.

Restoring a Transatlantic Sense of Purpose

By Dr. Robin Niblett

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