The widely anticipated clash between Germany and the Trump Administration has not happened. Instead, Berlin and Washington DC seem to be on the way to pragmatic cooperation, even when there is still significant disagreement.
Trump’s ‘supply-side’ energy policy proposals imply only minor impact on the trajectory of renewable energy and the low carbon transition; however, his trade and foreign policies could significantly magnify such impact.
A deal between Putin and Trump would not change the underlying reality. It is not Western influence which undermines the Kremlin’s influence in the former Soviet space but its failure to deliver the kind of governance people want.
The future of the global trade regime depends on educating Trump and his supporters that free trade is an opportunity, not a risk, and that the WTO is still the best place to secure the norms of an open liberal trade system.
To alienate the next US President is unwise, as it will harm European interests. Instead, Europe must try to influence Trump’s policies and his decision-making by engaging with him. And it must start to work on a plan B.
Document of interest: US Department of Defense - Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility
The plan of the Obama Administration for closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility has been sent to the US Congress by the Department of Defense.
Plan de la Administración Obama para cerrar la prisión de Guantánamo enviado por el Departamento de Defensa al Congreso de EEUU.
Speech by Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Chairman of the Elcano Royal Institute, at the conference of experts on security and transatlantic relations held on 16 September 2015 in Washington D.C adn organised by the Wilson Center and the Elcano Royal Institute.
Keynote address by His Majesty the King of Spain. Transatlantic Conversation: Confronting Common Security Challenges
Text of the keynote address by His Majesty the King of Spain at the conference of experts on security and transatlantic relations held on 16 September 2015 in Washington D.C adn organised by the Wilson Center and the Elcano Royal Institute.
The core challenge for the US in the first quarter of the 21st century is the capacity of its political system to fashion and implement public policies to respond effectively to today’s and tomorrow’s concerns.
Texto de la resolución del Senado de EE.UU que autoriza el uso de la fuerza militar contra el gobierno de Siria en respuesta al uso de armas químicas (via New York Times).
"Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons" adopted by the U.S Senate (via New York Times).