15. February 2021

Transatlantic? Have the courage! For a New Agreement between Germany and America Transatlantic? Have the courage!

Senior Professor James D. Bindenagel

An article by our Senior Professor James D. Bindenagel, among others, on a new transatlantic partnership.

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The erosion of transatlantic relations is a strategic crisis for Germany. The Trump years have revealed both Germany's vulnerability and the indispensability of the alliance of democracies. Without this alliance, neither a stable Europe can be built nor the international order shaped.

With the new President Joe Biden, there is a unique opportunity to overcome this crisis and to renew the Western alliance in such a way that it will last well beyond the next four years. To this end, the German government should immediately approach the incoming U.S. administration and reach a New Deal.

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