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Stars with Stripes

The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States

Authors: Gardner, Anthony Luzzatto

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  • Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the US-EU diplomatic relationship from a former US Ambassador to the EU
  • Provides careful analysis of US-EU diplomatic collaboration on a variety of topics in global politics
  • Makes a compelling case for the critical importance of continued US-EU collaboration in a turbulent world
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For sixty years, the United States has supported European integration on a bipartisan basis—not only because this has served European interests, but because it has promoted American interests as well. As core partners in transatlantic efforts to address regional and global economic, political and security challenges, the US and the EU have collaborated critically over the years to make the world a less turbulent place. That is, until the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump. In this era of Brexit and President Trump’s incendiary rhetoric regarding Europe, it has never been more important to understand and defend the EU as a significant and valuable American ally. Written by President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the European Union, Stars with Stripes provides an analytic yet accessible look at how the US and the EU have worked together effectively on numerous core issues such as trade, the digital economy, climate change and more. In blending humor, personal experience, references to popular culture, and incisive analyses of the major issues and players in the diplomatic relationship between the US and the EU, former Ambassador Anthony Luzzatto Gardner tells an illuminating story of this essential partnership, and provides an exclusive insider look at US/EU diplomacy as well as the Brussels political scene.

About the authors

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner served as US Ambassador to the European Union  during 2014-2017 and as Director for European Affairs in the National Security Council during 1994-95. He currently serves as Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin and as Senior Adviser at the Brunswick Group in London.

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Stars and Stripes is eloquent evidence that President Barack Obama was right to make Tony Gardner America's representative to the Europe Union. From the Paris Climate accords to the crisis in Ukraine, from Brexit to the new digital economy, Gardner was not simply a witness to history—he helped to shape it, as this vivid account demonstrates. No American better understands the EU—its immense accomplishments, its shortcomings and the challenges it must address going forward. No American is a better advocate for the proposition that, especially in these disorienting and dangerous times, America and Europe must remain partners of first resort. Read this wonderful memoir because it illuminates the recent past but more importantly because it helps light the way to the future.”—Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, 2015-2017
“Ambassador Tony Gardner provides in this important book a first-hand account of his service as President Obama’s Ambassador to the European Union. He makes a compelling argument against President Trump’s acrimonious attitude towards the EU as a disservice to America’s long-term interests with this vital global partner.”—Nicholas Burns, Harvard University Professor and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs 2005-2008
“For anyone interested in transatlantic relations, this insider's account is indispensable reading.  Tony Gardner's deeply personal story of his experience as President Obama's Ambassador to the European Union reflects both his keen understanding of the two sides of the Atlantic and his enduring belief in the power of transatlantic cooperation to meet the 21st century challenges we face from China to tech.”—Karen Donfried, Senior Director for Europe, National Security Council, 2013-2014
“It’s hard to think of anyone on either side of the Atlantic who knows the Europe of today better than Tony Gardner. He has met, and often built close personal friendships with, most of the leading political players. He has learned its main languages. Going back to the dying days of the Cold War, Gardner has seen its history play out first-hand. And as a young trainee at the old European Commission and later as the U.S. ambassador to the EU, he has gained an insider’s deep understanding of how Brussels really works. In Stars with Stripes Gardner tells his and Europe’s recent story with flair, feeling and great insight.”—Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO, and Founding Editor of POLITICO Europe
“The story Anthony Gardner tells is both informative and entertaining. The book is based on first-hand experiences and well-researched facts. It is a must-read for those interested in the transatlantic partnership and European politics written by a true advocate for multilateralism and the longstanding alliance between the United States and the European Union.”—David McAllister, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of its Foreign Affairs Committee
“Tony Gardner's memoirs from his time as US Ambassador to Brussels may look like a souvenir from a bygone era. However, they are a powerful reminder of why the transatlantic bond is unbreakable and was able throughout times to overcome periods of tension. His testimony reads as an impassioned plea for a stronger transatlantic cooperation. It profusely demonstrates that our interests are better served when we work together. More than a tale from the past it is a call for action for the future. Tony Gardner excelled as diplomat and is now shining as an author.”—Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, 2014-2019
“Ambassador Tony Gardner, who led US-EU relations through one of its busiest and strategically important periods, brings this relationship to life with real-world stories from the diplomatic front—from the Ukraine crisis to the Paris Climate accords. It is a must-read for anyone who questions the value of US-EU cooperation to keep 700 million people more prosperous, free, healthy and safe."—Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 2013-2017
“At a time when transatlantic relations are under greater strain than at any time since the foundation of the EEC, Ambassador Tony Gardner’s book comes as a refreshing blast of sanity and wisdom from an American with a deep knowledge of and sympathy for Europe. Gardner brings profound understanding of the EU which comes only from critical but reliable friends, who understand that what has kept the West secure, democratic and prosperous for generations goes far beyond the NATO partnership. Well aware of the EU’s shortcomings, but acutely conscious of its history and of the risks from the fraying of transatlantic ties, Gardner offers lessons from his vast personal diplomatic history which instruct us on how, whatever the current obstacles, we might build a transatlantic partnership which endures in the 21st century.”—Sir Ivan Rogers, UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, 2013-2017
“Few understand the importance of the transatlantic relationship as well as Ambassador Tony Gardner. He knows that it is vital for America and Europe to work together on the digital economy, trade, and data privacy in order to shape a prosperous shared future. His first-hand insights will be valuable to anyone who cares about this vital partnership.”—Ginni Rometty, President and CEO, IBM Corporation
“Tony Gardner writes with exceptional depth and precision on his experiences as United States Ambassador to the EU during historic years for the EU and the US-EU relationship. Tony’s passion and expertise provide valuable insights on the transatlantic relationship and offer lessons on how we can build a stronger future together.”—Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Corporation
“There are few Americans—indeed, there are few Europeans—who understand the EU as well as Tony Gardner. This book is not only a welcome primer on US-European relations, but it provides behind-the-scenes accounts of the most important geopolitical events of the last decade, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Brexit, to make clear how important transatlantic economic and diplomatic ties remain—and what is at risk if they falter."—Peter Spiegel, US Managing Editor, Financial Times
"Tony Gardner tells us in this book about his life experience in Brussels, from his time as a young trainee at the European Commission all the way to his time as a U.S. Ambassador to the EU. His story reflects the changes and challenges he faced, as someone in a position of power, but also as a human being, at a time when peace and stability were threatened from many sides. His commitment was crucial for the Transatlantic relationship. As a bridge between Europe and the United States, he tells us that things are never as good or bad as they seem, but if there is cooperation, a strong alliance, and especially if you have passion in what you do, you can successfully tackle all the changes and challenges you will encounter."—Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, 2017-2019
“The structural break-up in American foreign policy and transatlantic relations has prompted Tony Gardner to write a memoir. How did it go in the ‘past,’ when people listened to each other, showed respect for their partners, and looked for solutions to problems? Tony Gardner tells his story like a gentleman, with knowledge of and respect for the facts, with a deep understanding of the EU and the USA, and with a passion for both. A diplomat and a lawyer, with a heart for what we once called the West.”—Count Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council 2009-2014 and Former Prime Minister of Belgium 2008-2009

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stars with Stripes
Book Subtitle
The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29966-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29966-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34820-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-29965-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 468
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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