Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2011

Future Perspectives of U.S.-Czech Relations

Ondřej Ditrych, Nik Hynek

March 2011

Institute of International Relations Prague


In the area of security, the Czech Republic and the U.S. should build closer cooperation around President Obama’s Prague Agenda, NATO Ballistic Missile Defence project and in the field of post-conflict reconstruction while working together to mitigate obstacles to constructive NATO-EU relations. In economic relations, they should enhance cooperation taking full advantage of the Strategic Dialogue framework both in terms of discussing global and transatlantic trade issues, and in boosting bilateral commerce. Regarding values, they should cooperatemore on democratic transition in Eastern Europe, including through the framework of Eastern Partnership in which the U.S. should become involved.