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After Obama: The Transatlantic Relationship

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 5:30pm

2016 may have massive ramifications for the transatlantic alliance. Quarrels about how to handle challenges from Russia and the Middle East, along with broader issues around counterterrorism and trade policy, have led to questions about the underlying stability of European-American relationships. Meanwhile, rising nationalism and populism on both sides threaten to drive a wedge into the European political project and to upend long-standing American foreign policy priorities. Are these issues symptomatic of a broader breach in transatlantic relations, or do they simply reflect a rocky phase in an otherwise durable alliance?

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Dr. Jacob Parakilas is the assistant director of the U.S. Project at Chatham House.  He is a regular commentator on American domestic and foreign policy for the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, and many other television networks across the U.K. and continenal Europe.  Dr. Parakilas is the former head of weapons for Action on Armed Violence, an NGO working on worldwide armed violence reduction. Prior to that he was a case analyst for L-3 Communications based at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Parakilas holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, along with degrees from the University of St. Andrews and Hampshire College.  

 

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