Hajnalka Vincze: Transatlantic Relations: The Biden Opportunity and Its Limits

TitleHajnalka Vincze: Transatlantic Relations: The Biden Opportunity and Its Limits
Publication TypeKonferencia kiadvány / Conference Paper
Év / Year2020
AuthorsVincze, Hajnalka
Abstract

True to form, the 2020 U.S. presidential elections triggered an avalanche of passions in transatlantic relations. Anxiety amounting to the simple question “Will they love us again, will they not?” was widespread on the European side. Unfortunately, this kind of approach only reinforces the decades-long emotional roller-coaster matrix of the Euro-American bond. It feeds into the unending oscillation between resounding “quarrels” and spectacular “reconciliations”. This is a nefarious spiral, because the more we strive to showcase our alleged harmony, the more even minor clashes will look like a tragedy. And the more those clashes are perceived as world-shattering, the more we must insist on harmony, in order to return back to “normal”, i.e. to another round on the roller-coaster ride.

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