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.
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Events MoreNew Power, New Responsibility: Elements of a German Foreign and Security Policy for a Changing WorldDecember 04, 2013On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) presented a new report highlighting future challenges for German’s foreign and security policy entitled "New Power, New Responsibility: Elements of a German Foreign and Security Policy for a Changing World."Afghanistan’s Future – What Can We Expect?December 04, 2013On Thursday, November 28, 2013, GMF in collaboration with NATO invited a select group of Afghan government spokespersons to a private roundtable discussion on the future of Afghanistan. Post Crisis – Europe and the World in 2025December 04, 2013On Monday, November 25, 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, former Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMF and Head of the EuroFuture Project, for an off-the-record discussion on the 2013 Riga Conference Paper, Post Crisis: Europe and the World in 2025 | Four Foreign Policy Scenarios.Eighth Mediterranean Strategy Group in GenoaNovember 27, 2013The eighth Mediterranean Strategy Group convened in Genoa on November 21 -22 to focus on the topic, Mediterranean Security: Global Shifts, Regional Consequences
Publications MoreThe Role of the Defense Industry in Transatlantic Strategic ChoicesNovember 25, 2013 / Clara Marina O’Donnell
This policy brief argues that a more open and integrated transatlantic defense market would largely benefit both Europeans and Americans.The Economy-Security Nexus: How the United States and China are Routing Around Each Other and Transforming the Global OrderNovember 25, 2013 / Mark Leonard
This policy brief focuses on the future of the Western liberal order and the integration of a rising China into international institutions.