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The Geopolitical Impact of TTIP: A Transatlantic Fortress or an Open Platform?


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) presents more than an opportunity to boost trade and investment between the United States and Europe and cement the US-EU economic alliance. It represents a chance to reassert US and European leadership in developing new global trade rules and, at the same, establish an open platform that can embrace other countries sharing a common commitment to trade liberalization.

Paper prepared for the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and presented at the international conference on "The Geopolitics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" organised by the IAI in partnership with the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development, ITA-Italian Trade Agency and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Rome, 26 February 2015.

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