In the issue brief “The Strategic Rationale for Promoting Transatlantic Values in a Globalized World,” authors Jeff Lightfoot, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program, and Simona Kordosova, assistant director, argue that the current and upcoming generation of leaders in the Atlantic community should leverage the historic achievements of the transatlantic partnership by putting the defense and advancement of Western values and ideals at the forefront of a more integrated policy of international engagement.

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Doing so will ensure that a world where the West accounts for a relatively smaller share of the world’s economic and military might remains friendly to Western values and ideals.

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