1 September 2021, at 14.00-15.15 (EEST)
The United States and the international order it has traditionally propped up have faced tumultuous times in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic is still causing disruptions around the world and the climate crisis is driving ever more destructive extreme weather events. The US, until recently the order’s putative leader, continues to grapple with the aftershocks of the Trump presidency both internally and in its foreign policy. Meanwhile, great-power competition is heating up in various theatres from Europe to the Indo-Pacific, not to mention in different domains, whether cyber, maritime or aerial. Against this backdrop, the 8th Helsinki Summer Session explores the future of international order at a time when the United States is debating and reassessing the parameters of its global engagement. This year’s panels bring together experts from the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific to cover a wide range of themes, including transatlantic trade and security relations, the developing order in the Indo-Pacific, climate politics, as well as the role of the US in Nordic security.
The EU-US trade relationship was deeply shaken by the Trump presidency. The Biden presidency has given fresh impetus to revive transatlantic trade cooperation. This panel discusses the current agenda for EU-US trade cooperation. In particular, it focuses on the prospects for the EU and the US to resolve their current trade disputes, revive free trade and develop a strategic approach to their trade relationship with a view to address broader global issues, including WTO reform and the China challenge.
The recording of the webinar is available at FIIA’s youtube-channel: