If anything, the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the common global challenges facing Europe and the United States that know no national or geographic boundaries. Global health concerns, climate change, arms control, an increasingly aggressive Russia, and domestic and international concerns regarding China are among the common challenges that require a joint approach. There is more urgency than ever to prevent a fracturing of the multilateral system. On June 9, the American Council on Germany and the New York office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted a discussion between Ambassador John B. Emerson, Chairman of the ACG and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, German Ambassador to the United Nations about the pressures on the multilateral system.