Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

The Transatlantic Bargain

Robert E. Hunter, Karl-Heinz Kamp, Mark D. Ducasse, Lawrence S. Kaplan, Diego A. Ruiz Palmer, Karl Kaiser, John Ikenberry, Wallace J. Thies, Michael Ruhle, Sean Kay, Stanley R. Sloan Rob de Wijk, Charles L. Barry

February 2012

NATO Defense College


This project, on The Transatlantic Bargain, is designed to take a fresh look at the most basic elements of relations between the United States (and Canada) on one side of the Atlantic and European allies and partners on the other side. The requirement to take a fresh look derives from the radical changes that have taken place in so many areas in recent years, along with the need both to gain a basic understanding of the interests and values that motivate governments and peoples on the two sides of the North Atlantic and to provide a solid grounding of analysis to help shape polices for the future.