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Transatlantic Relations in Times of Uncertainty

Crises and EU-US Relations, 1st Edition

Edited by Marianne Riddervold, Akasemi Newsome


152 pages

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Ties between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) rival those between any other pair of international actors. After all, no other regions of the world are as closely connected in economics, security and politics as Europe and the US. This comprehensive volume makes conceptual progress and empirical contributions in accounting for how EU-US relations have been impacted by a context of multiple EU crises alongside a parallel change in US policies. The authors find strong evidence to suggest that the transatlantic relationship is weakening. This is partly a consequence of the EU’s internal policies, as it becomes more unified and autonomous of the US in some areas, while fragmenting in others. Most importantly, it is a consequence of the two actors’ increasingly diverging perspectives and positions on international issues, institutions, norms and indeed the value of the transatlantic relationship. Although the long-term effects remain to be seen, it is likely that the cracks in the foundation of transatlantic relations will continue into the present and foreseeable future.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Transatlantic relations in times of uncertainty: crises and EU-US relations

Marianne Riddervold and Akasemi Newsome

2. Strategic autonomy and EU-NATO cooperation: threat or opportunity for transatlantic defence relations?

Jolyon Howorth

3. The EU, the US and the crisis of contemporary multilateralism

Mike Smith

4. Unified in response to rising powers? China, Russia and EU-US relations

Marianne Riddervold and Guri Rosén

5. Partners at Paris? climate negotiations and transatlantic relations

Mai’a K. Davis Cross

6. Credible champions? Transatlantic relations and human rights in refugee crises

Akasemi Newsome

7. Transatlantic security relations since the European security strategy: what role for the EU in its pursuit of strategic autonomy?

Michael E. Smith

8. Rancor and resilience in the Atlantic Political Order: the Obama years

Jeffrey J. Anderson

9. Structure, agency and transatlantic relations in the Trump era

John Peterson

About the Editors

Marianne Riddervold is Professor in Political Science at the Inland School of Business and Social Sciences (INN) and at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies (IES), University of California Berkeley, USA.

Akasemi Newsome is Associate Director at the Institute of European Studies, and Executive Director at the Center for German and European Studies, University of California Berkeley, USA.

About the Series

Journal of European Integration Special Issues

The Journal of European Integration book series is designed to make the Special Issues accessible to a wider audience. All of the themes covered by the Special Issues and the series are carefully selected with regard to the topicality of the questions addressed in the individual volumes, as well as to the quality of the contributions. The result is a series of books that are sufficiently short to appeal to the curious reader, but that also offer ample depth of analysis to appeal to the more specialist reader, with contributions from leading academics.

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