Nicole Renvert

O, Brother, Where Art Thou? The SPD Must Return to Transatlantic Politics

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Guido Steinberg and Nicole Renvert of the Berlin-based Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik detail the rise and  — more recently — fall of SPD transatlanticism. The NSA debate has uncovered a difficult relationship between the SPD and United States, and the party must bridge this gap to maintain the West’s cohesive partnership for… Read more >

Mission Possible? Can U.S. Based German Political Foundations Bridge the Transatlantic Divide?


New global challenges and current transatlantic tensions require diverse approaches to political interaction. Enhanced cooperation and coordination are essential for a wide range of issues from international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), to dealing with HIV/AIDS, energy, and environmental concerns. However, traditional ways of thinking about politics, still rooted in the political culture of the Cold War with a focus on intergovernmental relations, seem to prevail in today’s art of policymaking…