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Promoting the Vital Transatlantic Bond between Europe and the United States. 

AJC has long taken an active role in promoting the vital transatlantic bond between Europe and the United States. One might even say that the transatlantic partnership is part and parcel of AJC’s DNA.

Even before the breakup of the Soviet Union, AJC was the first American Jewish organization to call for the recognition of the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. In addition, as a staunch supporter also of the Western military alliance, AJC was an early advocate for NATO enlargement and testified in 1997 before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the admission of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

The AJC Transatlantic Institute is today a crucial vehicle for fostering dialogue between partners on both sides of the Atlantic on the critical issues of mutual concern.

 

The Transatlantic-Dialogue-Luncheon Event Series

As part of its work to strengthen the U.S.-European relationship, the AJC Transatlantic Institute has been co-organizing for over a decade with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation its triannual Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon. The series addresses topical transatlantic issues, ranging from trade policy to counter-terrorism efforts.

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What is Turkey up to in the Middle East?

Turkey, a regional actor, and a midsize power tries to project influence in the Middle East through religious and cultural affinities, and increasingly, through the use of military power and proxies. While Turkey is...
July 17, 2018

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his...
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Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon:The First 100 Days of Donald Trump’s Presidency

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06/02/2014

Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up

On this week's Middle East News Round-Up, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies) join Joshua Goodman to discuss whether Bashar al-Assad will meet the deadline for relinquishing his...

02/12/2013

AJC Reacts to Events in Ukraine

December 2, 2013 – New York – In response to the dramatic events unfolding in Ukraine, AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement: “AJC has had a long and close relationship with Ukraine. We are proud to have been among the very first NGOs to call for...

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Counterpoint: Why is Iran the Only One Talking Tough?

As officials from the P5+1 and Iran renewed negotiations, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was taking a hard line on the talks saying Tehran would not back down "one iota". Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director,...

13/11/2013

Judy Asks: Can We Believe in a Deal With Iran? (Strategic Europe)

Judy Asks: Can We Believe in a Deal With Iran?

Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute:

We can believe in a deal with Iran,...

16/10/2013

Counterpoint: Can Iran Divide the West?

Iran's new government has stated publicly that its strategy in nuclear negotiations is to break the unified US-EU front. Can they do so? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the...

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Counterpoint: Any Progress in Geneva over Iran's Nuclear Program?

The P5+1 met with Iranian officials for two days of negotiations of the latter's illegal nuclear program. Years of talks have, to date, failed to make any progress. Was this time different? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic...

04/06/2013

Greek Foreign MinisterAddresses AJC Global Forum

June 4, 2013 – Washington – Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos delivered a stern warning against extremist groups that have emerged across Europe, including in Greece, at the AJC Global Forum. He addressed an audience of more than 1,500 people, including Members of...

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A Conversation on the Prospects of an EU-US Free Trade Agreement

Watch Peter Chase, Senior European Representative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, and Dr. Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, discuss the prospects on an EU-US free trade agreement.

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Transatlantic Priorities with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes (EEAS)

The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes, Head of the Division for the US and Canada at the European External Action Service, about the state of the transatlantic relationship, its top priorities and potential cooperation on China. 

26/11/2012

Transatlantic Priorities with Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund

The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Center in Brussels, about the top priorities moving forward for the transatlantic relationship.