Research & publications

The College of Europe publishes a series of research papers and policy briefs dedicated to the analysis of European Union affairs from multiple disciplinary perspectives. They offer platforms for debate to visiting professors, staff and students as well as external contributors. A certain number of these publications are related to transatlantic affairs and therefore of direct relevance to the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs.

The academic staff of the College of Europe also regularly publishes on topics of transatlantic relevance.

Research Papers

The Syrian Conflict and Russia’s Search for Regional Hegemony in a Contested Middle East: Implications for the Euro-Atlantic Community

  • EU Diplomacy Papers, 10/2017 (October 2017)
  • Brice DIDIER, Academic Assistant, Transatlantic Affairs Programme, College of Europe

The Role of the US in EU-China Relations

  • EU-China Observer, Issue #1.17 (April 2017)

United in Ambiguity? EU and NATO Approaches to Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Threats

  • EU Diplomacy Papers, 5/2017 (April 2017)
  • Jan Jakub UZIĘBŁO, Alumnus of the Chopin Promotion

TTIP and Dispute Settlement: Potential Consequences for the Autonomous EU Legal Order

  • Research Papers in Law, 1/2016 (July 2016)
  • Inge GOVAERE, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Legal Studies, Ghent University, Director of the Ghent European Law Institute (G.E.L.I.), and Director of the European Legal Studies Department of the College of Europe

Going Beyond Pure Economics: The EU’s Strategic Motivation to Negotiate the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

  • Bruges Political Research Papers, No. 51 (March 2016) 
  • Tobias KELLNER, Alumnus of the Falcone & Borsellino promotion

Prospects for Security on the European Continent 

  • EU Diplomacy Papers, 5/2015 (August 2015)
  • Rannvá CLEMENTSEN, Tim GEMERS, Raphaël LEMAHIEU, Andrea SAVIOLO, Alumni of the College of Europe, and Mark SHEETZ, Fulbright-NATO Chair of Security Studies at the College of Europe (2014-15) 

The Atlantic – A Bridge Too Far? TTIP’s Provenance, Prospects and Pitfalls

  • EU Diplomacy Papers, 2/2015 (April 2015)
  • Jonatan THOMPSON (ed.), Senior Academic Assistant, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies

College of Europe Policy Briefs

A more balanced US-EU strategic equation: reshaping the transatlantic relationship

  • #2.21 (March, 2021)
  • Brice DIDIER, PhD researcher and teaching fellow at the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva

Towards a ‘transatlantic Green Deal’? How the EU can reengage the United States on climate change

  • #8.20 (December, 2020)
  • Simon SCHUNZ, Academic Coordinator, Transatlantic Affairs Programme, and Professor in the EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department
Disinformation in Times of COVID-19: Reinforcing the Responses of the European Union and the United States 
  • #5.20 (June 2020)

  • Yana BROVDIY, Academic Assistant, Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) and European General Studies programme, College of Europe

Transatlantic Relations: Past, Present, and Future

  • #7.19 (November 2019)
  • David O’SULLIVAN, i.a. former EU Ambassador to the US
Transatlantic Relations: the Long Holiday from History is Over
  • #6.19 (September 2019)
  • Heather A. CONLEY, Senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; director of the Europe Program, CSIS

The Populist-Nationalist Rebellion: Challenge to Transatlantic Democracy

  • #2.19 (April 2019)
  • John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; and Fulbright Specialist at the College of Europe.

Together Beyond Accession: Turkey as the EU’s Indispensable Partner

  • #15.18 (November 2018)
  • Hugo NUNES DA SILVA, Lucie DUCHATEAU, Alexane HERVY, Artsrun KHANGELDYAN,  Laura SCHIEMICHEN, Michael TEODORI & Colin WALL, Second-year students, joint College of Europe-The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy ‘Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs’ (MATA).

The regionalisation of counter-terrorism strategies in the Sahel: The G5 as a challenge for transatlantic relations 

  • #10.18 (June 2018)
  • Brice DIDIER, Academic Assistant, Transatlantic Affairs Programme, College of Europe

Between continuity and erosion: three scenarios for the future of transatlantic relations 

  • #7.18 (April 2018)
  • Hans BINNENDIJK, Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and adjunct political scientist, RAND Corporation.

Global Trade: Time for Europe to Take the Lead?

  • #3.18 (March 2018)
  • Geoffrey HARRIS, Visiting professor, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department

US climate politics in the Trump era: Options for EU engagement

  • #1.18 ( January 2018)
  • Bram DE BOTSELIER, Academic Assistant, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe

European Union and United States approaches towards Egypt: the trap of short-term realism

  • #12.17 (November 2017)
  • Brice DIDIER, Academic Assistant, Transatlantic Affairs Programme, College of Europe

Global Politics and the Evolving EU-US-China Triangle: An Opportunity for EU Leadership?

  • #10.17 (November 2017)
  • Francesco Saverio MONTESANO, Research Assistant, Baillet-Latour Chair of EU-China Relations, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe

The Trump Administration and Europe

  • #4.17 (April 2017)
  • Robert PFALTZGRAFF, Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Transatlantic trade agreements and adjudication without ‘protection of citizens’ and their fundamental rights?

  • #15.16 (October 2016)
  • Ernst-Ulrich PETERSMANN, Emeritus Professor of International and European Law, European University Institute

Looking Forward from the Warsaw NATO Summit: What Next for the Alliance?

  • #13.16 (July 2016)
  • Zachary SELDEN, Fulbright-NATO Security Studies Chair, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe (Academic Year 2015-16); Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florida.

Other Publications by College of Europe staff

  • Jing MEN, Simon SCHUNZ and Duncan FREEMAN (eds) "The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA: A New Global Order?", Abingdon, Routledge, 2020.
  • Schunz, Simon and Brice Didier, “The European Union’s Evolving Role in Response to US Waning Hegemony”, in Massie, Justin and Jonathan Paquin (eds), America’s Allies and the Decline of US Hegemony, Abingdon: Routledge, 2020, 176-193.