Young protester, Serbia. Photo: urbazon/Getty Images.
Research paper

Exploring Transatlantic Responses to Far-right Populism in Europe: Simulation Exercise

3 May 2018
A new paper summarizes the findings of a recent simulation exercise exploring how governments on both sides of the Atlantic might respond to a descent towards populist authoritarianism in an EU member state.
European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to US President Donald Trump as he welcomes him at EU headquarters in Brussels as part of a NATO meeting, 25 May 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Future of the United States and Europe: An Irreplaceable Partnership

11 April 2018
How the EU responds to the Trump administration will be the hallmark of how it sees its role in the world, and how successful it will be in promoting its worldview.
Protesters critical of the recent election of Donald Trump as US president gather for a demonstration near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on 12 November 2016. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Transatlantic Relations: Converging or Diverging?

18 January 2018
While the path may be rocky in the short term, the longer-term fundamentals of the transatlantic relationship remain strong.
US President Donald Trump speaks at Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 18 April 2017, prior to signing the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Trade Policy Under President Trump: Implications for the US and the World

3 November 2017
If a new trade policy framework can be developed, Trump’s presidency could offer a chance to move the debate forward and actually strengthen global trade by addressing some genuine shortcomings within the current system.
A Customs and Border Protection officer processes an incoming passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport. Photo: James Tourtellotte/United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection/Flickr.
Research paper

The US Visa Waiver Program: Facilitating Travel and Enhancing Security

25 October 2017
Managing the balance between national security and the benefits of the visa waiver program will likely remain a tightrope exercise for policymakers for some time.
Businessman on bicycle passing skyline of La Defense business district in Paris, France. Photo: EschCollection/Getty Images.
Research paper

Supporting the US Economy by Improving the Mobility of High-skilled Labour Across the Atlantic

27 September 2017
US policymakers should give special consideration to a more open immigration policy for highly skilled professionals from the EU. This would ultimately benefit the US economy.
Data centre for T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Photo by: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images
Research paper

Regulating the Data that Drive 21st-Century Economic Growth - The Looming Transatlantic Battle

28 June 2017
This paper examines how governments on both sides of the Atlantic are establishing frameworks that attempt to govern the commercial uses of data. It covers areas such as data analytics driving productivity and growth, the 'industrial internet of things', and the policy context and political forces shaping data rules in the US and Europe.
Drone photo of Vagiohori refugee camp in subzero temperature, in Vagiohori, Greece. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
Research paper

Advancing Human Security Through Artificial Intelligence

11 May 2017
AI is one potential way to enable real-time, cost-effective and efficient responses to a variety of human security-related issues.
Unmanned aerial vehicle Wing Loong on display during the 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition at Zhuhai Airshow Center on 2 November 2016 in Zhuhai, China. Photo VCG/VCG via Getty Images.
Research paper

Transatlantic Rifts: Managing the Use of Autonomous Weapons Systems

1 February 2017
Based on a scenario exercise in which China becomes the first country to use autonomous weapons against an adversary – Vietnam – this paper finds that while this did not cause a significant rift between the US and Europe, differing approaches might lead to further divisions in the future.
A robot successfully opens a door during the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, where teams vie to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to disasters, in California on 5 June 2015. Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare

26 January 2017
The impact of the rapid expansion of the commercial market on autonomous systems development cannot be overstated.
President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Giant Center on 15 December 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

America’s International Role Under Donald Trump

18 January 2017
Trump’s personality and style – brash, unpredictable, contradictory and thin-skinned – promises to have a meaningful impact on his engagement in foreign affairs.
Diesel trucks and cars pass windmills along the 10 freeway near Banning, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images.
Research paper

US Election Note: Energy and Climate Policy After 2016

20 October 2016
This election is a particularly important turning point for US energy and climate policy, not only because of the stark contrast between the party platforms and the candidates’ positions, but because of the major changes taking place in the US energy landscape.
Air Force One transporting US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama lands at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 27 January 2015. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

US Election Note: Middle East Policy After 2016

5 October 2016
Under either Clinton or Trump, US Middle East policy is likely to become more interventionist and confrontational than it has been in Obama’s second term.
A US National Park employee cleans the floor of the Lincoln Memorial after a wreath-laying ceremony to honour Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday on 12 February 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Elite Perceptions of the United States in Latin America and the Post-Soviet States

6 September 2016
This report examines how elites in Latin America and the former Soviet Union view the United States, and makes recommendations as to how the US could adjust its policies based on these perceptions.
Protesters state their position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday 25 July 2016. Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
Research paper

US Election Note: Trade Policy After 2016

31 August 2016
Trade policy has become a scapegoat for deeper concerns, raising questions about the extent to which the next US president will be able to address broader problems that have led to stagnant wages and widening income inequality.
Cpl Ryan Dills communicates with other assault amphibious vehicles during the Rim of the Pacific multinational military exercise on 18 July 2016. Photo: US Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Giannetti.
Research paper

US Election Note: Defence Policy After 2016

16 August 2016
Whatever the outcome, this is one of the most consequential presidential elections in US history, and it will shape the future of the United States’ role in the world for years, even decades, to come.
A protester waves Turkey's national flag in front of the Russian consulate during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on 24 November 24 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Transatlantic Rifts: Averting a Turkey/Russia Conflict

5 August 2016
Based on a workshop which played out a scenario of rising tensions between Turkey and Russia, this paper finds that the situation would have to escalate dramatically to threaten transatlantic unity.
The container ship Osaka Express, operated by Hapag-Lloyd AG, leaves the container terminal at the port in Southampton, UK, on 2 October 2015. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images.
Research paper

Realizing TTIP’s Strategic Potential

14 July 2016
The strategic case for TTIP is greater – and the stakes higher – now that the UK has decided to leave the EU. But TTIP will create new risks for the West whether it succeeds or fails.
Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Michigan assembly plant on 14 December 2011 in Wayne, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.
Research paper

US Election Note: Economic Policy After 2016

27 June 2016
For the outside world, a key question is just how much the United States will turn inward given the tone of the campaign and in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
Signed agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) following E3/EU+3 negotiations, 14 July 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images.
Research paper

Transatlantic Rifts: Stress-Testing the Iran Deal

18 May 2016
Based on an exercise which modelled violations of the Iran nuclear deal, this paper finds that the deal's framework enabled the transatlantic partners to remain united but domestic factors in the US and Europe could, in future, make this increasingly hard.