Both post-Brexit Europe and pre-election America have entered a very complicated year 2020. Over the last three and a half years, both American democracy and transatlantic relations have been impacted by the election, policies, and style of Donald Trump. In order to have a good understanding what is at stake for Europe in this election year, it is appropriate to take stock of the changes in the most important areas of transatlantic cooperation.
In a contribution to the policy papers series of the renowned Robert Schuman Foundation, Anna Dimitrova, expert on transatlantic relations based on ESSCA’s Paris campus, provides a very helpful guide. Her analyses lays particular focus on what remains of the so-called « special relationship », the present and future of NATO, as well as economic relations in the context of Donald Trump’s « trade wars ». The text is available in both English and French, and can be very conveniently downloaded in PDF format:
Anna Dimitrova, ‘The State of the Transatlantic Relationship in the Trump Era’, European Issues, policy paper no. 545 of the Robert Schuman Foundation 3 February 2020.