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An ambivalent transatlantic partnership

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Diplomatic relations evolved rapidly. A few weeks ago, tension was palpable between Europeans and Americans, following the Snowden revelations and the infamous ‘F..k the EU’ quote from a US official. Today, Brussels and Washington are united against Russia’s hostile actions in Crimea. The transatlantic partnership could come out stronger from the Ukraine crisis.

Published under the title “?Le ‘je t’aime, moi non plus’ entre Américains et Européens” in L’Echo on 21/03/2014 (in French)

A translated version was published under the title “Poetin wakkert onbedoeld het trans-Atlantische bondgenootschap tegen hem aan” in De Morgen on 21/03/2014 (in Dutch)

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