Research & publications


Transatlantic Relations: Challenge and Resilience - 1st Edition - Dona 

Transatlantic Relations: Challenge and Resilience, edited by Donald Abelson and Stephen Brooks (Routledge, 2022) 

Featuring chapters by former MATA Coordinator Simon Schunz and MATA Visiting Professor Emiliano Alessandri, this book explains how and why the transatlantic relationship has remained resilient despite persistent differences in the preferences, approaches, and policies of key member states. 

It covers topics ranging from the history of transatlantic relations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and security issues, trade, human rights, and the cultural sinews of the relationship, to the impacts of COVID-19, climate change, think tanks, the rise of populism, public opinion, and the triangular relationship between the United States (US), Europe, and China. The book also conceptualizes resilience as a quality arising from myriad forms of interdependence. This interdependence helps shed light on the Atlantic partnership’s capacity to withstand serious disagreements, such as those that occurred during the Reagan, George W. Bush, and Trump presidencies. 

With a principal focus on the US and Europe, the contributors to the volume also employ Canadian case studies to provide a unique and useful corrective. This book will interest all intermediate and senior undergraduate as well as graduate courses on relations between the US and Europe, American foreign policy, and European Union foreign policy. A specialist readership that includes academic and think tank researchers, policy practitioners, and opinion leaders will also benefit from this timely volume. 


Other recently published work by MATA faculty and academic staff: 

Benedetta Berti, “NATO 2030: A look at the key priorities for the Vilnius summit”, EPC Roundup, 22 June 2023. 

Borges de Castro, Ricardo, Mihai Sebastian Chihaia, Simon Dekeyrel, Ivano di Carlo, Zeynep Güner, Philipp Lausberg, Berta López Domènech, Iana Maisuradze, Rita Mendoça Barbosa Amorim Lobo, Marta Mucznik, Amanda Paul, Georg Riekeles, Maxime Sierro, and Svitlana Taran in Ricardo Borges de Castro, editor, ““Europe in the world in 2023: Learning the language of power?” Outlook Paper, Brussels: European Policy Centre, February 2023. 

Iana Maisuradze, “NATO must keep its word and guide Georgia towards membership”, EPC Roundup, 22 June 2023. 

Chang, Michele, Gabriel Glöckler , and Laura Pierret. 2023. "Fighting Fires from Crisis to Crisis: The Evolution of Central Banking in Europe." In The EU Political System after the 2019 European Elections, edited by Olivier Costa and Steven Van Hecke. London: Palgrave. 

Paul, Amanda and Iana Maisuradze. “Georgia must get its act together to become an EU candidate country” European Policy Centre, March 2023.