Future of Geopolitics Program
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The post-1945 international order is increasingly under attack in the United States and Europe. Skeptical publics are questioning whether this order benefits them, as they struggle to adapt to the global economy and confront security challenges such as terrorism. The election of Donald Trump as president has raised fundamental questions in Europe about the direction of U.S. foreign policy and provoked greater European interest in the deeper trends shaping American politics and society. Meanwhile, as the United States is increasingly focused on domestic challenges and the European Union struggles to navigate Brexit and deal with its own internal issues, the global landscape is becoming even more uncertain. Rising and resurgent powers are challenging the pillars of the international system and in some cases, attempting to undermine democracy and diminish U.S. and European influence. New economic and technological trends have the potential to transform international politics.
GMF’s Future of Geopolitics program examines these emerging challenges to the liberal international order and with convening and research helps explain current political and societal trends in the United States to a European audience through its Understanding America work with the goal of helping the transatlantic democracies address both internal and external threats to democratic stability.