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Towards a new transatlantic bargain

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The 13th edition of the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Brussels Forum convened in Brussels last week. This year’s focus was on strategies to restore trust in the transatlantic alliance.

Policymakers, diplomats, academics and media representatives from 53 countries, have been engaged in brainstorming activities for the past three days, seeking solutions to various challenges such as the future of the liberal international order, transatlantic defense, strategies toward Russia, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and the global rise of anti-global, anti-establishment, nativist political movements.

“It is a moment where action is necessary… In a time of uncertainty and growing divisiveness, complacency can be fatal… We’d like to play a small part in catalyzing new approaches to the challenges of our times. We cannot afford to just talk about problems, we need a plan of action,” said GMF President Dr. Karen Donfried in her opening remarks.

It was an important opportunity........

© Hürriyet Daily News