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Media coverage | 24 May 2018

ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman in The Atlantic

The U.S. and Europe continue to cooperate closely on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism and security, and a tough sanctions regime against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They share common goals, the tariffs notwithstanding, on global trade. “Neither side wants this disagreement [over the Iran deal] to affect other parts of the relationship,” Axel Hellman, a policy fellow at the European Leadership Network, said Tuesday at a separate panel discussion at the Atlantic Council. “But … we might see foreign ministers start to question the very foundations of their relationship with Washington. Security has always been a cornerstone of that relationship, and from a security point of view this is really kicking the EU in the teeth.”