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Future Perspectives of U.S.-Czech Relations
Future Perspectives of U.S.-Czech Relations

Author(s): Ondřej Ditrych, Nik Hynek
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Keywords: USA; Czech Republic; international relations; security; NATO; liberal power; human rights and freedoms; Transatlantic community;
Summary/Abstract: In the area of security, the Czech Republic and the U.S. should build closer cooperation around President Obama’s Prague Agenda, NATO Ballistic Missile Defense project and in the field of post-conflict reconstruction while working together to mitigate obstacles to constructive NATO-EU relations In economic relations, they should enhance cooperation taking full advantage of the Strategic Dialogue framework both in terms of discussing global and transatlantic trade issues, and in boosting bilateral commerce Regarding values, they should cooperate more on democratic transition in Eastern Europe, including through the framework of Eastern Partnership in which the U.S. should become involved The United States and the Czech Republic are bound together by shared values, history, and global political, security and economic interests. In the words of Ambassador Eisen at Institute of International Relations, they are bound in a “permanent friendship”. The Czech Republic has seen the U.S. as a liberal power and the key contributor to security in the Euratlantic area. The United States could rely on Czech contribution towards promotion of human rights and freedoms and responding to the serious threats the Transatlantic community has faced in the recent past.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English