Fall 2020 Issue: Remake or Break

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The launch issue of INTERNATIONALE POLITIK QUARTERLY focuses on the future of the transatlantic relationship ahead of the US presidential election on November 3. Should President Donald Trump get reelected, chances are that the alliance will collapse, with grave consequences for both sides. A win by Joe Biden, however, would not lead to a return to "business as usual" either.


What Europe Thinks ...

Cover Section

Daniel S. Hamilton

Unhinged or Reinvented?

The Western alliance will wither under another Trump presidency. Under a President Biden, it can be revived.
Elbridge Colby

A New Bargain

It's time to base the transatlantic relationship on shared interests, not values.
Jana Puglierin

Security Realities

The Europeans are insufficiently prepared to provide more in terms of defense and stability.
Stormy-Annika Mildner
Claudia Schmucker

All at Sea

Transatlantic trade relations wouldn't be plain sailing under a Biden presidency.
Erik Brattberg
Torrey Taussig

Bonding over Beijing

How to deal with China will be one of the dominant issues in transatlantic relations in the coming years.

Berlin Cable

Henning Hoff

Hoping for Joe

Germany's "America strategy" has boiled down to a single point: keeping fingers crossed for a Democratic win.


Joseph de Weck

Macron's America

The French president follows a two-pronged strategy vis-à-vis Washington. It's working reasonably well.

Carbon Critical

Noah J. Gordon

A Transatlantic Green Deal

A Biden victory could pave the way for a big US climate package to match the EU's, but there are many obstacles.

The Wider View

Quarterly Concerns

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Angela Merkel's Final Year

When the German chancellor leaves office, she will have spent 16 years at the helm of Europe’s most powerful country. Yet her legacy remains elusive.