This book explains how and why the transatlantic relationship has remained resilient despite persistent differences in the preferences, approaches, and policies of key member states.

It covers topics ranging from the history of transatlantic relations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and security issues, trade, human rights, and the cultural sinews of the relationship, to the impacts of COVID-19, climate change, think tanks, the rise of populism, public opinion, and the triangular relationship between the United States (US), Europe, and China. The book also conceptualizes resilience as a quality arising from myriad forms of interdependence. This interdependence helps shed light on the Atlantic partnership’s capacity to withstand serious disagreements, such as those that occurred during the Reagan, George W. Bush, and Trump presidencies.

With a principal focus on the US and Europe, the contributors to the volume also employ Canadian case studies to provide a unique and useful corrective. This book will interest all intermediate and senior undergraduate as well as graduate courses on relations between the US and Europe, American foreign policy, and European Union foreign policy. A specialist readership that includes academic and think tank researchers, policy practitioners, and opinion leaders will also benefit from this timely volume.

chapter |26 pages


Sources of Resilience in the Transatlantic Relationship
ByDonald E. Abelson, Stephen Brooks

part I|50 pages

Sensibility, Solidarity, and Stress

chapter 1|29 pages

Transatlantic Sensibility and Solidarity

The Distinctive Factors of Interpersonal Connection and Shared Historical Experience
ByAlan K. Henrikson

chapter 2|19 pages

The COVID-19 Pandemic as an Incubator of Great Power Rivalries

ByJosef Braml

part II|84 pages

Issue Areas and Policies

chapter 4|18 pages

NATO's “Macronian” Peril

Real or Exaggerated?
ByDavid G. Haglund

chapter 5|20 pages

What's in My Sandwich?

Trade, Values, and the Promise of Deeper Integration
ByFrancesco Duina

chapter 6|22 pages

Human Rights in US and EU Foreign Policies

ByJoe Renouard

part III|108 pages

Broader Determinants of Transatlantic Relations

chapter 7|21 pages

Canada–EU–US Relations

ByEmmanuel Brunet-Jailly

chapter 8|19 pages

The Rise of China and Transatlantic Strategy

ByEmiliano Alessandri

chapter 9|25 pages

Public and Elite Opinion Relating to the EU–US Relationship

ByStephen Brooks

chapter 10|20 pages

Think Tanks and Transatlantic Relations

An Overview
ByDonald E. Abelson, Christopher J. Rastrick

chapter 11|21 pages

The Rise and Challenge of Populism

ByAndrea Wagner, Eric Pietrasik, Dorian Kroqi