This project explores the transatlantic alliance between the US and Europe and whether perceived policy divergence or convergence between the two sides is long-term and structural, or cyclical.

The transatlantic alliance between the United States and Europe has been a cornerstone of global politics for over 70 years. However, increasingly complex and new global trends have put the relationship under stress. In 2015, the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House launched a new project that explores the nature of this ongoing relationship and whether perceived policy divergence or convergence between the US and Europe is long-term and structural, or cyclical.

Through scenario workshops, background research, case studies and interviews we will examine the strength of the alliance moving forward and consider possible pressure points. A number of short papers will be launched in 2016 and a final report will be released in early 2017.

This project is supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation.

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