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Nathalie Tocci at the Munich Security Conference, February 2019 Nathalie Tocci at the Munich Security Conference, February 2019 (Photo by Mueller/MSC).

Nathalie Tocci on the Future of EU Ties With the U.S. and China

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

The trans-Atlantic relationship has suffered during the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, largely due to Trump’s hostility toward the European Union, which he saw as a trade competitor, and toward the NATO alliance, which he saw as a costly liability. The tensions that have arisen under Trump have made the debate in Brussels and across the EU over European strategic autonomy all the more urgent, especially in the past year.

With the arrival in the White House of President-elect Joe Biden, many observers expect the return of smoother relations between the U.S. and its European allies. But what will that mean for Europe’s efforts to become more geopolitically autonomous? And will the tensions that have roiled trans-Atlantic ties under Trump go away? ...

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