#32 Daniel Hamilton, why is it the end of a transatlantic era?

The former senior US diplomat on old alliances and new eras.

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Daniel Hamilton is a highly-experienced expert on transatlantic relations. He served several Secretaries of State as well as the U.S. Embassy in Germany and currently holds a position as Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

In this episode he talks about the future of transatlantic relations. He explains why he sees the alliance of the past 70 years as a wonderful chapter - but one that is now over. He also talks about a potentially misleading narrative in Germany when it comes to China and says that the original idea of NATO will need to be rethought. Of course, he also discusses the upcoming U.S. presidential election and outlines various scenarios relating to the most controversial issues between the U.S. and the EU.

Daniel Hamilton explains why he thinks that Europe may be in for a rude awakening if it places all of its hopes for a renewal of transatlantic relations in Joe Biden. He notes that we cannot expect Biden to turn back the hand of time. It is time for a completely new era of transatlantic relations.