20 Apr 2015

The Geostrategic Implications of TTIP

Daniel Hamilton / Steven Blockmans

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The strategic considerations that define the perceived need for transatlantic renewal are the focus of this CEPS Special Report, in which the authors examine the geo-economic impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on both emerging powers and poorer countries. Daniel Hamilton and Steven Blockmans argue that TTIP has the potential to be a catalyst for trade liberalisation at the global level, but only if the US and the EU are proactive about making the ‘open architecture’ of TTIP a reality.

Daniel Hamilton is Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Transatlantic Relations, based at its School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. Steven Blockmans is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Europe in the World unit at CEPS.