The transatlantic relationship is at a critical juncture. The long-standing alliance that has been the foundation for security, prosperity, and freedom since the conclusion of World War II has been severely challenged by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, rising competition from China, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges have sparked a renewed determination among citizens and leaders alike to unite over shared objectives and combat global threats to democracy.

CEPA’s “State of the Alliance” series brings together thought leaders from Europe and North America to discuss this changing landscape and deliberate on the most pressing challenges facing allies and partners. Decision-makers reflect on the role their country and the transatlantic community at large will need to play to strengthen democratic unity against authoritarian threats.