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Restore, Revive, Transform: A Review of Policy Proposals for a New Transatlantic Relationship

The primary topics analyzed in this piece center around different realities for each of the parties involved. These realities will complicate what Biden describes as “ambitious goals, and none of them can be reached without the United States – flanked by fellow democracies – leading the way.” In sum, the transatlantic community will need to overcome the undermining efforts of authoritarian leaders while protecting and promoting democracy within its own ranks. Security needs differ across regions, and a suitable new division of labor needs to be forged between the United States and European Union. And divisiveness in trade between the United States, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe can be overcome with concentrated collaboration on issues that are already not far from resolution.