October 5, 2018
At the height of the Second World War, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill articulated a vision of a world living at peace, with free trade, human rights, and democracy at its center. After the war, their nations helped bring that vision—dubbed the Atlantic Charter—into being, creating the world we know today. But now, seven decades later, the charter and the global system it envisioned are under assault. This week on AJC Passport, we’re joined by journalist, author, and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution James Kirchick to do a deep-dive into what’s undermining the transatlantic alliance and the close ties between fellow liberal democracies. We’re also joined by AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy Jason Isaacson to discuss AJC’s newest initiative to reaffirm the transatlantic partnership with the help of a few prominent friends.
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