7th Edition of The Atlantic Dialogues
The Atlantic region remains at a crossroads of a growing number of choke points. Along with a changing power configuration of the post-World War II international order, multilateral cooperation is being weakened by trade disputes, upsurges of nationalist movements, and economic anxieties. This has caused disruptions in the historic partnership that existed between the USA and Europe, but also between the USA and Asian countries (North Korea and China notably) – all of which will have serious implications for Africa and Latin America.
This year’s edition will identify the choke points across the Atlantic, gather evidence to craft a counter-discourse, and identify solutions to overcome them by confronting views of different panelists across the North-South and East-West divides. The sessions will address interconnected challenges ranging from Trump’s foreign policy to demographic dynamics, the fragile state of multilateralism, and the looming prospect of a new financial crisis, along with the implications of growing economic inequalities and a weaker middle class. This edition of the AD will also explore how governments can win back trust and renew the social contract between States and their citizens, while providing adequate answers to the threat of climate change for future generations
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of ICTSD, is a speaker.