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American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities

American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities The Reves Center for International Studies has announced that the 2020 George Tayloe Ross Address on International Peace will be a panel discussion co-sponsored with the US-Europe Alliance. American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 4:00pm in Room 127A in Tucker Hall, 350 James Blair Drive. …

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A New Anglo-American Partnership For The Western Balkans

As of October 2019, the European Union enlargement process officially came to a standstill. Led by France, a small group of Member States blocked Albania’s and North Macedonia’s accession talks. Despite vocal protests from EU President Donald Tusk and Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker, consensus on the question of enlargement will be elusive for the near future. Current uncertainties in German politics only exacerbates the divergence.

Meanwhile, Beijing and Moscow are rapidly taking advantage of the growing power vacuum left by Western disunity and neglect. Russia ardently seeks to destabilize the Western Balkans, thereby preventing further integration into transatlantic and European institutions. China strives to cement a beachhead in Europe’s southeast where it aims to consolidate politico-economic influence and expand it throughout the continent. Unchecked, their anti-democratic, malign interventions will eventually culminate in our adversaries’ intractability from a perpetually insecure and institutionally corrupt Southeastern Europe.

Common Security

“The Parties to this Treaty are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. They seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area.” – Preamble, The North Atlantic Treaty, April 1949″ Order, justice, and prosperity …

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Russia

“The revisionist powers of China and Russia… are actively competing against the United States and our allies and partners. [They] want to shape a world antithetical to U.S. values and interests.” – The National Security Strategy of President Donald J. Trump The demise and disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s hit Russia …

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Transatlantic Trade

“The transatlantic economy is arguably the most integrated on Earth.” – Office of the U.S. Trade Representative The Transatlantic Economy is the world’s wealthiest market, comprising 30% of all world trade and accounting for 50% of its GDP. The U.S. and European Union member states comprise the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. Annual …

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China

“Transfer and theft of American intellectual property by the Chinese government is today the most pressing national security and economic challenge facing our country.” – Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), December 12, 2018 China aims to be the world’s economic hegemon regardless of rules, convention, or any discernable respect for fairness. The list of China’s dishonest …

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New Transatlantic Effort in Washington: Launch of the US-Europe Alliance

Congressman Brandon Boyle (D-PA)  “the alliance between US and Europe built the modern world but that it is “under greater threat than certainly anytime in my lifetime.” The Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, Stavros Lambrinidis: “If the European Union and the United States sit together… we will save the world, that is …

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