TTIP: A Geopolitical Device in a Multipolar World Order (in Swedish)

Publicerad 20 November, 2015
ISBN: 978-91-87709-96-8
15 pages
The negotiations surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began in 2013. It is well-known that TTIP has large potential to contribute to economic growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. However, a potential agreement would affect geopolitics just as much as trade. In a time when Europe and the U.S. are facing many serious threats, both domestically and from abroad, TTIP would inject new strength into the very important transatlantic cooperation.

In the report “TTIP: A Geopolitical Device in a Multipolar World OrderErik Brattberg discusses the geopolitical consequences of TTIP for Europe, the transatlantic relationship and the broader world order. By analyzing the agreements impact on areas such as energy security, the EU’s global role, NATO and global trade liberation, Brattberg argues that TTIP is a historical opportunity for EU and the US in a time of global shifts in power.

Erik Brattberg is a Senior Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. Erik has a substantial background in foreign and security policy analysis and opinion building, including experience at the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund (GMF), Center for Transatlantic Relations, European Policy Centre and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His articles have been published in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy and the Swedish newspapers Dagens Industri and Svenska Dagbladet. Erik frequently comments in Swedish and international media. He holds a masters degree in international relations from Georgetown University, where he was a Fulbright scholar, as well as a masters degree in political science from Uppsala University.