The US, UK and Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Research event
22 September 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

As the US pulls away from its role as leader of the international order, Europe is forced to confront its position on the world stage. Previous actions by the United States, such as the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and the announcement to defund the World Health Organization, have created great uncertainty about future US commitments among European leaders.

More recently, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to travel bans being instated by both the US and Europe, further weakening the already deteriorating transatlantic relationship.

Have growing divisions within the US led to a declining American influence on the world stage and will Europe mirror America’s turn inwards? Are European and American interests still aligned and are similar trends occurring on both sides of the Atlantic? How will Europe react if US President Donald Trump is re-elected in November and how will the transatlantic relationship alter under a new Democratic administration?

Please note this event is taking place between 2pm-3pm BST.


Dr Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center for the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy Programme, Brookings Institution; Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, US National Security Council (2017-19)
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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