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 Security Dimension

What will become of a US-less and EU-light de-Westernizing world where a growing number of illiberal hegemons now speak a globalist language that sounds like some form of broken English and is heard with heavy foreign accents – no longer Japanese but increasingly Chinese and even Russian and Arabic, all languages difficult to master on either side of the Atlantic? The simple, two-word answer is – nothing good.

Author Professor Simon Serfaty argues that the partnership is in jeopardy at a time when unity is essential, indeed, still vital. This is not because, absent their alliance, the United States and Europe would be denied a future, but because that future would be less promising, more dangerous, and less comfortable. View and download below.

The Folly of Not Taking the Transatlantic Partnership Seriously
The Case Against the West

By Professor Simon Serfaty, 

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