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New International Challenges: Reassessing the Transatlantic Partnership

2000 - 2002

An integral part of the transatlantic program funded by the German Marshall Fund, this project examined the state of political cooperation between Europe and the United States in order to advance suggestions and proposals for a common strategy to manage global and European problems. Three conferences were held in Rome: the first on 7-8 July 2000, the second on 4-5 May 2001 and the third on 19-20 July 2002. The aim was three-fold: (i) to make a general assessment of the state of transatlantic relations and identify the new trends in US and European foreign policies that could influence the evolution of the transatlantic partnership in both the short and the long run; (ii) to identify and discuss the emerging sources of tension and friction between the Americans and the Europeans as well as the new opportunities for cooperation; (iii) to formulate a set of suggestions for the adaptation of common transatlantic policies to the new international trends with special regard to new forms of division of labor in areas of common interest and to reform of transatlantic institutions and programs.
The six papers presented at the third conference were published in the no. 3, 2002 issue of the institute’s English-language review The International Spectator.

Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States