U.S. President Biden's foreign policy decisions have being overwhelmingly well received in Europe thus far but hurdles remain in the transatlantic relationship.
Brussels seems to have put business interests before democratic values and security realities at a time when the West and Beijing are competing to vaccinate the world against coronavirus.
As Turkey has increased its military and economic influence over the past decade, relations with the West have become strained. Both sides will have to bend if Ankara and Washington are to work together again.
The Digital Services Act will require social media platforms to share data with researchers. But to understand influence operations, the EU must facilitate longer-term research collaboration between industry and academia.
Russia and the United States will increasingly face disruptions such as droughts, fires, floods, and hurricanes. Climate change will either become just another topic of discord or an area of proactive cooperation.
With U.S. President Joe Biden in office, the EU and the United States must find ways to repair the relationship and seek common ground from which to address the global shifts and challenges of the coming decades.
Judy Dempsey will be joined by Riccardo Alcaro, Tanja A. Börzel, and Linas Linkevičius for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the EU’s eastern and southern neighborhoods and the opportunities that the new Biden administration will bring about in the region.
When Joe Biden takes office as U.S. president, the EU will have four years to fireproof and rebuild relations with America. The EU must make an energetic investment in saving its most important relationship.
The storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump should be enough of a warning. EU leaders must speak up about the fragility of their own democracy and democratic institutions in Europe.
The EU’s new investment deal with China robs the bloc of leverage, contradicts its policy of working closely with the United States on Beijing, and makes a mockery of Europe’s commitment to values.