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The 27 members of the European Union have engaged in an ongoing experiment in supranational governance. Each country must navigate the path between contributing to the EU and retaining its national sovereignty, and these growing pains will continue throughout the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. In addition, the Union’s success has had an undeniable influence on the countries in its immediate neighborhood, attracting even more countries to seek membership. Managing developments inside the EU, while simultaneously managing expectations among those on the outside, presents numerous challenges and few, if any, easy answers.

The strength and size of the transatlantic relationship demand that allies on both sides of the Atlantic work to find ways to deepen understanding and cooperation in history’s most successful alliance. As the European Union is a vital component in the pursuit of global security and economic stability, GMF explores the role of this supranational organization in transatlantic relations and global affairs.

GMF News & Analysis

Will U.S.-Germany Relations Recover?July 21, 2014 / Karen DonfriedNew allegations of U.S. espionage on its German ally have brought bilateral tensions to a "full boil," explains Karen Donfried, former top advisor for Europe at the National Security Council.
BRICS buildingJuly 21, 2014 / Minxin PeiFinally, the BRICS put money where their mouths used to be. At the sixth summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), held in Fortaleza, Brazil, the leaders of five of the largest developing economies unveiled the New Development Bank, which is unofficially known as the BRICS bank.

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Transatlantic Security Task Force

The GMF Transatlantic Security Task Force (TSTF) brings together a group of high-level U.S. and European security experts, officials, and strategic thinkers to explore the security priorities for transatlantic cooperation.

Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives

GMF's Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives offer fellowship programs and leadership development opportunities that help TLI alumni expand their networks, gain unique access to GMF’s policy expertise, and think, engage, and act globally.

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Obama’s Trade Policy: is there space for both TPP and TTIP?July 21, 2014On July 16, GMF’s Warsaw office and demosEUROPA organized a small expert-level discussion “Obama’s trade policy: is there space for both TPP and TTIP?” to take stock of progress in the two most extensive trade talks ever conducted.
A Transatlantic Talk with Derek Chollet on the Future of Euroatlantic SecurityJuly 15, 2014On July 14, GMF held the second installment of its Transatlantic Talks series in Washington, DC, hosting U.S. assistant secretary of defense, Derek Chollet, to discuss transatlantic security and defense issues in light of NATO’s approaching Wales summit in September.
Transatlantic Security Task Force: Potential disruptors of the Transatlantic Security, Turning threats into Opportunities for Security CooperationJuly 15, 2014On July 10th and 11th, the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States organized, with the generous support of Airbus Group and in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in France, the second working session of the 2014 Transatlantic Security Task Force.
NATO’s Future Challenges: What is at Stake at the Wales Summit?July 11, 2014On Wednesday July 9, GMF Brussels in cooperation with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) hosted a luncheon discussion on “NATO’s Future Challenges: What is at Stake at the Wales Summit?”

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Libya and Mali Operations: Transatlantic Lessons LearnedJuly 18, 2014 / Philippe Gros

This paper analyzes the key stages of the recent military operations in Libya and Mali, and highlights the lessons learned.

(Re)Emerging Aid Donors in the Reshaping World OrderJuly 11, 2014 / Patrick W. Quirk

This policy paper examines the development aid programs of selected non-Western countries.