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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

Scapegoat PoliticsJanuary 29, 2015 / Timo LochockiGreece's new left- and right-wing coalition government reflects the mood in Europe.
Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics with Stephen SzaboJanuary 29, 2015 / Stephen SzaboIn his new book, Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics, Stephen Szabo argues that Germany has become a geo-economic power on the global stage.

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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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The Future of Transatlantic CooperationJanuary 27, 2015The relationship between Germany and the United States has been central to transatlantic cooperation for many years.
Japan Trilateral Forum, BrusselsJanuary 27, 2015The inaugural Japan Trilateral Forum was held from, 19-20 January, in Brussels.
Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in TurkeyJanuary 26, 2015GMF hosted Professor Meltem Müftüler-Baç from Sabanci University, Istanbul, and GMF Ankara Office Director Özgür Ünlühisarcikli for a discussion on the challenges to democratic consolidation in Turkey.
The Transatlantic Bond in an Age of ComplexityJanuary 22, 2015On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at The Brookings Institution hosted EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (MMF '07) for a public address on the European Union’s foreign policy priorities and the transatlantic relationship. Martin Indyk, vice-president of foreign policy at Brookings, welcomed participants by introducing High Representative Mogherini and Dr. Karen Donfried, president of GMF, who moderated the event.

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Le rôle de l’Inde de Modi dans la politique américaine en AsieJanuary 21, 2015 / Martin Quencez

This article discusses the way the victory of Narendra Modi’s party in the Indian general elections in 2014 may affect U.S. foreign and security policies in Asia.

Chinese Investment in the EU: A Challenge to Europe’s Economic SecurityJanuary 16, 2015 / Elena Forchielli

This policy brief proposes the EU enact a new committee to monitor Chinese investments in Europe.