The “Washington-Brussels axis,” the northern dimension of Atlanticism, is only part of the Atlantic story. There are many reasons to take a more comprehensive approach to transatlantic relations, embracing a wider geographic space, and with greater weight given to actors and issues in the southern Atlantic. From this perspective, South-South and North-South relations take on greater significance. This is not to dismiss the weight of interactions across the North Atlantic, which remains overwhelmingly important in economic and diplomatic terms. But just as the Pacific Basin (or Pacific Rim) has emerged as an intellectual and strategic framework, an Atlantic Basin perspective is increasingly compelling. This inaugural edition of Atlantic Currents charts key developments affecting the future of Atlantic societies. It also explores new avenues for Wider Atlantic cooperation that could foster transformative change and improve the living standards of millions around the Atlantic Basin.