Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 61–72 | Cite as

The Atlantic Alliance in a post-American world

  • Bruce W. JentlesonEmail author


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Terry Sanford Institute of Public PolicyDuke UniversityUSA

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