US-EU Trade Pact Worth Exploring, Ohio Wesleyan Professor Says

Sean Kay

Critics assert that a US-European Union trade pact would hinder global trade liberalization, Sean Kay, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on global security, writes in a new commentary.

“[B]ut more likely it would put pressure on others, China in particular, to do more to align with deepening transatlantic standards – especially while other trade pacts like the US-South Korean and EU-South Korean deals deepen,” the Ohio Wesleyan University professor states in the Dec. 7 commentary.

Kay – author of “Global Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace (second edition)” and “Celtic Revival? The Rise, Fall, and Renewal of Global Ireland” – also writes that “Limiting America’s role in NATO as a strategic reserve, emphasizing Article 5 collective defense commitments, will keep the foundations of the alliance alive and place Europeans rightly responsible for their own regional security concerns.”

Read, like, and share Kay’s full commentary, “The All New, New Transatlantic Pivot – Trade.”

Kay is a politics and government professor and director of international studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, a Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University, and a fellow in foreign policy and national security at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C. He is quoted frequently on international issues in outlets including The New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN Fortune, The Atlantic, and RTE.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at

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