Giles Scott-Smith has published a new book together with the director of The Netherlands Atlantic Association (Atlantische Commissie), Bram Boxhoorn.

The book titled The Transatlantic Era (1989-2020) in Documents and Speeches is a textbook that uses key documents to interpret the three decades known as ‘The Transatlantic Era’.

Providing a unique new look at the recent history and politics of transatlantic relations, the book argues that three key phases can be identified:

1989–1999: victory?

2000–2010: divergence?

2011–2020: disarray?

Each period defines a particular set of political, economic, and security dynamics, with the trend being a gradual undermining of the strengths on which transatlantic unity once relied. These three decades therefore represent both the high point of the transatlantic region’s power and potential, and its gradual decline in a global context.

More information about the book can be found here.