Out of Order

The Right Honorable Baroness Catherine Ashton on the Transatlantic Alliance’s Next Chapter

Episode Summary

Out of Order is continuing to explore the next chapter of transatlantic relations-- this week with the Right Honorable Baroness Catherine Ashton, former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (and another key leader on the Iran nuclear deal negotiations discussed in last week's episode). Baroness Ashton and GMF’s Rachel Tausendfreund discuss what the future of the transatlantic alliance looks like from a European and UK perspective and where it should go next; how the U.S. and Europe can work together to strengthen COVID response and recovery; and why the future of the transatlantic relationship first depends on the future of the relationship between the UK and the European Union. Baroness Ashton is a member of GMF’s Transatlantic Taskforce, which published a slate of recommendations for better cooperation in key areas – from the environment to security to public health-- between the U.S. and Europe.

Episode Notes

Op-Ed: "I Helped Negotiate the Iran Deal. Here's How Joe Biden Could Revive It." (Catherine Ashton, TIME) 

Report: "Together or Alone: Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond." (The German Marshall Fund and the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung)