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Policy brief

Safeguarding the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Blueprint for Europe

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.

6 April 2018 | Axel Hellman
Global Security|Diplomacy|Economy|EU|Europe|Foreign policy|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Arms Control|Transatlantic relations|United States

Message to Western leaders: stop obsessing about Trump

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.

22 January 2018 | Jim Townsend
Euro-Atlantic Security|Diplomacy|Europe|NATO|Transatlantic relations|United States

Insecurity Shadows the Iran Deal

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.

17 October 2017 | Tarja Cronberg
Global Security|Iran|JCPOA|Nuclear Arms Control|Transatlantic relations

How to deal with Trump: The choices for Europe

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.

13 June 2017 | Julianne Smith
Euro-Atlantic Security|Europe|NATO|Transatlantic relations|United Nations

What Trump Sees in Europe

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.

1 June 2017 | Marcin Zaborowski
Euro-Atlantic Security|EU|Europe|NATO|Transatlantic relations|United States

Trump has shown the transatlantic relationship cannot be taken for granted

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...

18 May 2017 | Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Euro-Atlantic Security|European Defence|NATO|Transatlantic relations|United States