Professor Discusses U.S.-Europe Relations in ‘Foreign Policy’

Sean Kay

“Are there major shifts ongoing in between American and Europe? Of course there are – and this is a good thing,” Ohio Wesleyan University professor Sean Kay, Ph.D., writes in a new commentary published by Foreign Policy.

“Not only has the Obama administration handled this shift well,” Kay states, “but it has laid a solid foundation for making the U.S.-Europe relationship sustainable for decades to come.”

Kay, author of “Global Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace,” says the following achievements illustrate how the United States is “reinvigorating the transatlantic relationship”:

  • Restoring the goodwill lost in Europe during the Bush administration.
  • Achieving strong consensus among NATO allies to reinvigorate collective defense via theater-based missile defense systems.
  • Maintaining with European allies an effective common front toward ongoing challenges in the Arab world.
  • Providing insight to European leaders about the value of being proactive in their handling of the ongoing Eurozone crisis.

Read the full Foreign Policy commentary.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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