Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future

The Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future brings together experts from government, business, academia, and the science and technology communities to address critical global challenges and assess their effects on the future of transatlantic relations. The Partnership is a collaboration between the Brent Scowcroft Center on international Security’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative and the Government of Sweden. Together, we seek to make foresight actionable by connecting long-term trends to current challenges to inform policy and strategy choices.
  • Scene Setter: The United States’ and Europe’s Relationship with Asia

    On October 7, as part of the Transatlantic Interests in Asia Pacific in 2025 conference, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security in conjunction with the Swedish Foreign Ministry, hosted Helena Sangeland, deputy director general and head of the Department for Asia and the Pacific Region of the Swedish Foreign Ministry for a roundtable discussion on Europe's engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. In her remarks, Ms. Sangeland noted that although the United States and Europe have "different approaches in the region...[we] have shared interests...[and] we can make those approaches work together."

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  • Keynote: The Rise of China – The True Game Changer

    “Geoff Dyer Discusses the Rise of China and the Implications it Will Have on US and European Interests”

    The second panel of the Atlantic Council's "Transatlantic Interests in the Asia Pacific in 2025" conference titled "The Rise of China – The True Game Changer", featured noted Financial Times' journalist Geoff Dyer in conversation with moderator Roger Cliff, nonresident senior fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. In his talk, Mr. Dyer discussed the major implications of the rise of China and the United States' and Europe's response. He reminded the audience how China's activities over the past couple of years have been causing "hairline fractures" in the global order that protects US interests in the Asia Pacific. Each action taken by China does not standalone as a major event, but over time these events compile into a significant pattern and showcase China's influence is this rising region. Mr. Dyer noted that Russia and China are often associated together in their attempts to expand their sphere of influence, but this is not necessarily the case. Russia, Mr. Dyer believes, is playing a losing hand, whereas China is drawing ever closer to becoming the number one economy on the planet.

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  • Conference Call: Debrief on Obama's Trip to Europe and the NATO Defense Ministerial 6/11

    Given Russia's continuing destabilization of Ukraine, President Obama began the month of June in Europe reaching out to reassure America's European allies of the United States and NATO's resolute commitment to the defense and security of Europe. The President's trip to Poland, Belgium, and France culminated in the announcement of the European Reassurance Initiative. This initiative commits up to one billion dollars for increased exercises, training, and rotational presence across Europe with an emphasis on the Eastern territory of NATO's newer allies. Overlapping with Obama's trip, NATO also held its final defense ministerial meeting before the Wales Summit in September. This ministerial was a last chance for NATO's defense ministers to discuss themes for the upcoming summit.


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  • Global Trends 2030: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe

    This report, authored by Senior Fellow Robert A. Manning, was written for the Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future, a project organized in cooperation with the Government of Sweden, to bring together experts from government, business, and academia to address critical questions relating emerging technologies to global challenges and explore their effects on transatlantic relations in the near- and long-term.

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  • Labor, Technology, and Innovation in Europe: Facing Global Risk through Increased Resiliency

    This FutureScape issue brief, authored by Senior Fellows Peter Engelke and Robert A. Manning, is the first in a series related to The Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future, a project organized in cooperation with the Government of Sweden, to bring together experts from government, business, and academia to address critical questions relating emerging technologies to global challenges and explore their effects on transatlantic relations in the near- and long-term.

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