What is underneath the recent conflicts between the U.S. and Europeans? Is it all about the Bush Administration, post 9/11 U.S. foreign policy, or the rupture about the Iraq war? If so, a return of U.S. foreign policy toward more centrist positions and of more atlanticist governments in Germany and France might be all that is needed to get the Euro-Atlantic relationship back on track. Alternatively, are we witnessing the beginning of the end of a happy transatlantic relationship, the gradual whithering away of NATO, as some scholars had already predicted after the end of the Cold War?
The End of the West? Conclusions
Prepared for Jeffrey Anderson, G. John Ikenberry, and Thomas Risse (eds.), The End of the West? Exploring the Deep Structure of the Transatlantic Order.