The United States’ oldest ally, France has recently risen as a key strategic partner for Washington, working closely on counterterrorism operations in the Sahel and the Levant and continued transatlantic political and security cooperation. France remains a key country to watch for the future of the European project as it pursues a vision for a more integrated, cohesive European Union.
Article Nov 23, 2020
How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO
By Anna Wieslander
Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.
Experts react Sep 21, 2021
Experts react: The AUKUS deal has shaken the transatlantic alliance. What should the US and its allies do now?
By Atlantic Council Experts
The Biden administration’s sunny declarations about America being “back” are facing a sobering reality check.
In-Depth Research & Reports Feb 12, 2021
Toward a future EU-UK relationship in foreign policy and defense
By Gen. Stéphane Abrial, Sir Peter Westmacott, Olivier-Rémy Bel
The UK and the EU will continue to share the same geography, the same strategic environment, and the same values, a reality recognized on both sides of the Channel. As the UK moves on from the Brexit process, it should find in the EU a partner sharing the same values and aspirations.
Issue Brief Jan 22, 2021
The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance
By Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern
Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.
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