The transatlantic relationship was strained even before the global outbreak of the Corona pandemic: isolated unilateral initiatives, protectionism and the United States' abdication from its moral claim to world leadership have fundamentally challenged the Western world order, which emerged in 1945 and was ostensibly confirmed after 1989.
Is there any room to improve transatlantic relations at present and who could benefit from it? Compared with other crises in the recent past, what role does the corona pandemic play in shaping relations between the USA and its European partners? What can Germany and Europe learn from the 20th century's global order for their future role in an era yet to be defined?
Shortly after the US presidential election in 2020, the President of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, and historian Adam Tooze of Columbia University in New York discussed past, present and future challenges to Europe and the transatlantic relationship in an event organised by Körber-Stiftung in cooperation with Der SPIEGEL. It was moderated by Susanne Beyer, Der SPIEGEL, Berlin.
The recording of the discussion (in German) is available under this link.