What will the world look like in 2020? While this is ultimately unknown, in Policy Report 40, Jackson Janes asserts that over this time, the transatlantic community can only confront challenges together, as it remains the only option open to the West, focusing his essay on the role of the United States and its choices as a superpower. In comparison, Jan Techau centers on Germany and Europe in 2020, arguing that the fundamental pillars of Germany’s postwar and post-unification order will be challenged over the next ten years, making the Federal Republic in 2020 look significantly different from the one today.

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