Transformations in the Relation Between Europe and the USA (2001-2017)

DİNÇ C., Esenturk N.

GAZI AKADEMIK BAKIS-GAZI ACADEMIC VIEW, vol.11, no.22, pp.41-76, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-76
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the last fifteen years of the relationship between Europe and the United States in a historical perspective primarily in political terms. In this context, developments after the 9/11 Attacks, interventions to Afghanistan and Iraq, and weakening of the unipolarity; the effects of the factors such as the global financial crisis - which started in the US and rapidly became a worldwide phenomenon-, global war on terror on the course of the trans-Atlantic are being analyzed. The possible future course of the relationship between Europe and the USA in the new period after the election of Donald trump to the Presidency is also being examined. We once again witness an era of divergence in the relations similar to the one after the end of the Cold War. There are serious criticisms by Trump towards the European Union due to lack of enough European contribution to the NATO and to European attitudes' towards the trade. On the other hand, Europe - which grows increasingly wary of Russian intent-is anxious about a US-Russian warming of relations which would work against the European interest. After the emphasis on the critical issues, there are also some explorations about how the two sides might choose to behave to avoid a serious rupture in these globally important relations.