American-European Economic Relations: What’s Changed in the World in the Age of Trump?

07  March 2019    5:00 pm CET

Theodore R. Bromund, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

In cooperation with U.S. Embassy in Austria.


wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna


The productive economic relationship between the United States and Europe was built after World War II.  Today, commentators argue that U.S. President Donald Trump is challenging that relationship and seeking to put “America First.” But changes in U.S. policy do not happen out of nowhere. They are a reaction to a changing world in Asia and Europe, and a response to the failures of past U.S. policies to cope with those changes.

Theodore R. Bromund

 Theodore R. Bromund is Senior Research Fellow at the The Heritage Foundation. He studies and writes on U.S. relations with Europe and the European Union, America’s leadership role in the world, and international organizations and treaties as senior research fellow at the influential think tank The Heritage Foundation. He is a columnist for Newsday and Forbes; regularly contributes to media such as National Review,, and The Daily Signal, Heritage’s news channel; and has been frequently interviewed or cited by BBC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox Business, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Time, and The Financial Times, among others. Mr. Bromund received his doctorate in history in 1999 from Yale University. His thesis on Britain’s first application to the European Economic Community won the Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize from the American Political Science Association. Before joining Heritage in 2008, he served nine years as associate director of International Security Studies at Yale.

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