|Author (Person)||Wickett, Xenia|
|Series Title||Expert Comment|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
If the US and Europe drift apart, there will be grave consequences for Western global leadership.
Is there a ‘crisis’ in the transatlantic relationship? Although the US and Europe are not irresistibly diverging, there are indications that governments and their populations on both sides of the Atlantic are becoming less aligned in their thinking and actions. And it is happening just when they need to become closer.
The ‘rise of the rest’, in which new emerging markets are coming to the fore, is creating a more competitive international environment. And the West is not putting on an adequate response. Unless the US and Europe want to relinquish leadership on building global norms and standards on key issues, their leaders once again need to work more collectively together.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United States|