The Western Balkans Post-Brexit and a New Anglo-American Partnership

The Western Balkans Post-Brexit and a New Anglo-American Partnership Presenting a new paper from US-Europe Alliance on future Anglo-American cooperation in the Western Balkans     The Western Balkans was thrown into an existential political crisis after France blocked Albania’s and Macedonia’s European Union accession negotiations late last year. The significance of this hold on […]

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American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities

American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities The Reves Center for International Studies has announced that the 2020 George Tayloe Ross Address on International Peace will be a panel discussion co-sponsored with the US-Europe Alliance. American-British-EU Realignment: Post-Brexit Possibilities will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 4:00pm in Room 127A in Tucker Hall, 350 James Blair Drive.

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A New Anglo-American Partnership For The Western Balkans

As of October 2019, the European Union enlargement process officially came to a standstill. Led by France, a small group of Member States blocked Albania’s and North Macedonia’s accession talks. Despite vocal protests from EU President Donald Tusk and Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker, consensus on the question of enlargement will be elusive for the near future. Current uncertainties in German politics only exacerbates the divergence.

Meanwhile, Beijing and Moscow are rapidly taking advantage of the growing power vacuum left by Western disunity and neglect. Russia ardently seeks to destabilize the Western Balkans, thereby preventing further integration into transatlantic and European institutions. China strives to cement a beachhead in Europe’s southeast where it aims to consolidate politico-economic influence and expand it throughout the continent. Unchecked, their anti-democratic, malign interventions will eventually culminate in our adversaries’ intractability from a perpetually insecure and institutionally corrupt Southeastern Europe.

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Common Security

“The Parties to this Treaty are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. They seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area.” – Preamble, The North Atlantic Treaty, April 1949″ Order, justice, and prosperity

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“The revisionist powers of China and Russia… are actively competing against the United States and our allies and partners. [They] want to shape a world antithetical to U.S. values and interests.” – The National Security Strategy of President Donald J. Trump “We will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia and defend our vital

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Transatlantic Trade

“The transatlantic economy is arguably the most integrated on Earth.” – Office of the U.S. Trade Representative The Transatlantic Economy is the world’s wealthiest market, comprising 30% of all world trade and accounting for 50% of its GDP. The U.S. and European Union member states comprise the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. Annual

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“Transfer and theft of American intellectual property by the Chinese government is today the most pressing national security and economic challenge facing our country.” – Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), December 12, 2018 China aims to be the world’s economic hegemon regardless of rules, convention, or any discernable respect for fairness. The list of China’s dishonest

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A New Year’s Resolution for the Transatlantic Community

Anniversaries and new years are always a good time to take stock of one’s blessings and make favorable resolutions for the months to come. At the start of 2020 and a new decade, the transatlantic relationship is changing, but it remains as indispensable as ever.

In Brussels a new European Commission, led by President Ursula von der Leyen, is beginning to hit its stride. In Washington, attention is turning toward the elections coming in the fall. Amid all this, officials on both sides of the Atlantic should take the time to make one key resolution for the year ahead: The U.S. and Europe will not make each other into strategic competitors.

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Crisis in Euro-Atlantic integration in the Western Balkans

Crisis in Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Western Balkans: What Will Fill the Vacuum? French President Emmanuel Macron recently prevented North Macedonia and Albania from opening negotiations with the European Union; France was joined by Denmark and The Netherlands agasint Albania’s accession. This decision is widely perceived to be the deepest crisis of European enlargement in

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