The Transatlantic Relationship Has Been Irreparably Damaged

The transatlantic relationship has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and, for many, a source of global peace and stability. But rising populism and inequality, coupled with surprising election outcomes in the United States and Europe, may signal an end to this historic relationship. But others aren't as worried, saying the relationship has weathered turbulent times before, including the Iraq War. As long as the U.S. and Europe face common threats, including China, election-hacking, and terrorism, they argue, the bond will remain strong. Is the transatlantic relationship as we know it doomed? Or will it prevail for decades to come? FOR THE MOTION: Federiga Bindi - Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata Constanze Stelzenmoller - Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution=AGAINST THE MOTION: John J. Mearsheimer - American Political Scientist & Professor, University of Chicago Carla Norrlof - Professor, University of Toronto