Atlantic Currents is an annual report charting new economic, trade, political, demographic, and security perspectives and patterns throughout the Atlantic Basin. The report is a close collaboration between GMF and the OCP Policy Center. The publication is a companion to The Atlantic Dialogues initiative, our annual conference in Morocco that gathers leading business, policy, and academic players from throughout the Atlantic. Both activities are part of a multi-year partnership to promote dialogue and analysis on issues affecting Atlantic Basin societies — the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean — as well as global stakeholders in Atlantic affairs.
The essays and data that are presented, co-edited by the OCP Policy Center and GMF, illustrate key interests and dynamics that are reshaping interaction among Atlantic countries. The research also examines opportunities to leverage both shared and divergent perspectives to advance common goals of prosperity and security throughout the Atlantic Basin.
Atlantic Currents stimulates new thinking about “Atlanticism” for the 21st-century — particularly of mental maps of the Atlantic in economic, political, and security terms. The articles and tables illustrate disparities between Atlantic societies, north and south, but also point to striking elements of convergence. Taken as a whole, these essays illustrate the vitality and strength of Atlantic societies, and the profound importance of transatlantic relations in international affairs.