By Álvaro de Vasconcelos, Marcin Zaborowski
The election of Barack Obama has raised significant expectancies in Europe and spread out new possibilities for facing international demanding situations. Authored by way of prime specialists from each side of the Atlantic, this booklet presents an authoritative research of the main topical concerns dealing with the agendas of the eu Union and the United States.The quantity addresses the worldwide questions of multilateralism, the economic system, disarmament, and weather switch, in addition to key nearby concerns together with Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Africa, and the Israeli-Palestinian clash. The publication concludes that it's critical that Europeans and american citizens grab "the Obama second" with the intention to capitalize at the urgency of performing now. they are going to additionally have to circulation to a brand new paradigm of the EU-U.S. courting and NATO's function inside of it —one that takes account of the truth that the West wishes "the relaxation" to accommodate the main urgent problems with our time."An very important contribution to the controversy on how we will renew our transatlantic partnership for a brand new age.... This e-book lays out the demanding situations and offerings we are facing. It merits to be commonly read." —Javier Solana, excessive consultant for the ecu universal overseas and protection Policy"A well timed contribution to the much-needed discussion relating to transatlantic kinfolk. each side have to comprehend one another greater and this quantity is helping its readers comprehend the reasons of discord and the most important matters to be addressed." —Zbigniew Brzezinski, nationwide defense adviser to President CarterContributors comprise Alexandra Bell (Ploughshares Fund), John Bruton (Ambassador, ecu fee to the us 2004–09), Tom Cargill (Chatham House), Joseph Cirincione (Ploughshares Fund), James F. Dobbins (RAND), Nikolas Foster (SAIS Johns Hopkins University), Daniel S. Hamilton (Center for Transatlantic Relations), Bruce Jones (Center on overseas Cooperation, NYU), Erik Jones (SAIS Bologna middle, Johns Hopkins University), Ibrahim Kalin (Prince Alwaleed bin Talal middle for Muslim-Christian Understanding), Andrew Kuchins (CSIS), Michael O'Hanlon (Brookings Institution), Rouzbeh Parsi (European Union Institute for defense Studies), Glen Ranwala (University of Cambridge), Pawel S?wieboda (demosEUROPA), and Alex Vines (Chatham House).