Authors Dana Allin and Gilles Andreani discuss Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and limits of transatlantic consensus, written for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
The damage that has been done to the transatlantic alliance will not be repaired through grand architectural redesigns or radical new agendas. Instead, the transatlantic partners need to restore their consensus and cooperation on key security challenges with a limited agenda that reflects the essential conservatism of the transatlantic partnership during the Cold War and the 1990s. This paper suggests ten propositions for future transatlantic consensus - that is to say, ten security challenges for which the allies should be able to agree on common approaches.
These run the gamut from an effective strategy to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear-weapons capability to transatlantic leadership for international cooperation against global warming. If pursued with seriousness and a reasonable degree of transatlantic unity, these propositions could constitute the foundations of an effective partnership- IISS
Dana H. Allin is editor of Survival, and Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). A graduate of Yale University, he worked as a Europe-based financial journalist before earning an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
He was visiting assistant professor in European Studies and American Foreign Policy at the SAIS centers in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, and Deputy Director of both the Aspen Institute Berlin and the International Commission on the Balkans (a joint project of Aspen Berlin and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).
Gilles Andreani was director of the French foreign ministry's planning staff from 1995 to 1999.
Adam Ward is the Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies - US, based in Washington DC. He is a member of the Directing Staff of the IISS in London. Prior to joining the IISS, Adam Ward was Asia-Pacific Editor and Analyst at Oxford Analytica, a consulting firm with ties to Oxford University that provides assessments of global political risk, macroeconomic trends and financial and regulatory developments.