PrioritiesGMF works on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century, including the future of democracy, security and defense, geopolitics and the rise of China, and technology and innovation.
Future of Democracy
The surge of authoritarian threats, political polarization, and widening social inequalities continue to fuel democratic backsliding and undermine the democratic values on which our systems and institutions rest. The urgency to confront these global crises require societies to strengthen their resilience and reimagine democracy’s future.
Geopolitics and the Rise of China
In a world reshaped by China’s growing economic might and influence, the United States and Europe have struggled to adjust and respond to this new geopolitical reality. As the implications of China’s rise prove costly, the ability to compete and defend will require coordinated action.
Security and Defense
Cooperation between the United States and Europe is foundational to addressing today’s security and defense challenges, which underpin peace and stability globally. At the same time, allies and partners must continue to navigate and progress on a shared approach to defense spending, defense modernization, and capacity building.
Technology and Innovation
Emerging technologies and innovations are rapidly changing the world around us, bringing new opportunities for connectivity and economic growth, while also deepening the digital divide. As trends in technology accelerate, leveraging and safeguarding their use and monitoring the pace in which they progress will be crucial.