Germany’s leadership outside of Europe and recent interventions to stabilize the international system have been a significant source of tension. Debates over the changing global balance of power, political instability, transnational conflict, and the use of new technologies and methods of warfare will continue to occupy elected leaders. The debate on international security must incorporate both U.S. and European perspectives, but also take note of other powers including Russia and China.

James Hoobler is Wilton Park USA’s Program Manager, focusing on transatlantic dialogue and Middle East security, where his current projects deal primarily with migration, deterrence, and Iran policy. He has lived and worked in the Middle East and Central Asia, and received his Master’s degree in Iranian Studies from the University of St Andrews. James …Read More

Niklas Helwig, PhD, is a Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations and Security (TAPIR) currently based at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. In his work, he focuses on German and EU foreign and security policy, EU politics and EU-NATO relations. Previously, he was based at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations …Read More

Laura Daniels is the German Chancellor Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and recently a visiting fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris. Her current research involves analyzing the evolution of political warfare and Russian influence in Europe. She specializes in U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy, …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Russian money flows into Germany despite sanctions (Deutsche Welle) Corporate taxes: Will Germany join the race to the bottom? (Handelsblatt) Fuel farewell: German companies abandon Diesel (Handelsblatt) Foreign and Domestic Policy German prosecutors close case on NSA spying scandal (Deutsche Welle) Is …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Why electric cars won’t save European auto makers (Wall Street Journal) ‘Sick’ Pilots throw Air Berlin into chaos (Handelsblatt) Deutsche Börse leaves a bad taste (Bloomberg) Capacity cuts in China fuel a commodity rally and a debate (The Economist) Foreign and Domestic Policy How Angela Merkel is …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s Small Lenders Gripe About Low Rates (The Wall Street Journal) Trump Tax Plan May Free Up Corporate Dollars, but Then What? (New York Times) Blasts, ‘chemical reactions’ rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey flooding persists (The Washington Post) China …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s dirty diesel cars en route for Eastern Europe (DW) Warum ist Strom so teuer? (Spiegel) Brexit-Folgen: Finanzlobby verspricht Zehntausende neue Jobs für Region Frankfurt (Spiegel) Foreign and Domestic Policy Erdogan entlässt weitere Hunderte Staatsdiener (FAZ) Interior Ministry shuts down, raids left-wing …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue (BBC News) ECB Leery of Ending Stimulus, Worried It Will Buoy Euro (The Wall Street Journal) Can Trump succeed in curbing China’s intellectual property ‘theft’? (Deutsche Welle) Foreign and Domestic Policy In German Election …Read More

Foreign policy issues will not play a major role in the decision of most Germans when they go to vote on September 24, yet the campaign which now has opened “the hot phase” has revealed that the future of German defense spending and Germany’s role in European security will be an issue. On defense, the …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Privatisierungs-Überlegungen: Was macht Niedersachen eigentlich mit dem VW-Geld? (FAZ) German confidence in automakers and politicians plummets (DW) Elektroantrieb: die überforderte Zukunft (Spiegel) Nordkorea-Krise kostet Anleger eine Billion Dollar (Spiegel) Foreign and Domestic Policy Trump: Waffen sind geladen und entsichert (FAZ) North Korea: …Read More

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