As the future of the Iran nuclear deal looks increasingly uncertain, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman argues that European policymakers should leverage the value of the transatlantic partnership to influence US decision-making and demonstrate Europe’s commitment to the deal while laying the technical and political groundwork to challenge the snapback of US sanctions.
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One year after President Trump’s inauguration, Jim Townsend, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), provides his perspective on the current state of the transatlantic relationship.
Dr Tarja Cronberg, member of the Executive Board of the ELN, argues that even if the JCPOA doesn’t unravel straight away, the EU and the US are on the opposing sides of the dispute.
Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), argues that, as President Trump does not seem prepared to either defend the European project or inject leadership into transatlantic institutions, the best option for Europe may be to look away and lead.
Marcin Zaborowski, Former Executive Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), argues that President Trump’s lack of support for European integration, Western institutions, and values-based policies lays the ground for a new type of transatlantic relationship.
Statements made by candidate Trump in last year’s US presidential election generated palpable anxiety in Europe. The sustainability of NATO, an alliance that has kept us in relative security for 70 years, was being challenged. However, since coming to office President Trump has taken...