Amidst a major anniversary year for Germany, Senior Non-resident Fellow Dr. Jeffrey J. Anderson, Graf Goltz Professor and Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, examines Germany’s changing role in Europe and discusses how Germany’s shifting historical memory has impacted foreign policy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dr. Anderson argues that there is reason to believe that a more assertive Germany, motivated more openly by national interests but still acting with and through Europe, makes for a more effective and reliable transatlantic partner for the United States.
What will the world look like in 2020? While this is ultimately unknown, in Policy Report 40, Jackson Janes asserts that over this time, the transatlantic community can only confront challenges together, as it remains the only option open to the West, focusing his essay on the role of the United States and its choices as a superpower. In comparison, Jan Techau centers on Germany and Europe in 2020, arguing that the fundamental pillars of Germany’s postwar and post-unification order will be challenged over the next ten years, making the Federal Republic in 2020 look significantly different from the one today.
In Policy Report 38, Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang, former DAAD/AICGS Fellow and Senior Associate at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, examines the European and American policies vis-à-vis Russia and the post-Soviet space over the past decade. Dr. Lang focuses his analysis on the “in-between states,” such as Ukraine, Georgia, and Belarus, situated between the overlapping European, American, and Russian interests, and examines whether or not the U.S. and Europe are pursuing conflicting objectives with regard to Russia.
Five years after the EU’s 2004 enlargement, former DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang looks at the early results of this eastern expansion and concludes that the positives outweigh the many negatives that have come out of it. Dr. Lang writes that a more consistent enlargement policy will enable the EU to export stability to its fringes, something that will benefit all of its members.
Ideas, Institutions and Organized Capitalism: Germany, Europe and Twenty-first Century Economic Policy Models
For much of the past two decades, the literature on the German economy has largely focused on the erosion of the German form of organized capitalism and emphasized institutional decline and the corresponding rise of neo-liberalism. Yet, in the
past few months, the world-wide financial crisis has challenged the virtues of the apparent neo-liberal hegemony and perhaps opened up once again a debate regarding appropriate economic policy models…
The Impact of EU Treaty Reform on Transatlantic Relations: The Cases of Open Sky and the EU-U.S. Extradition Agreement
In the good old world of realist International Relations’ Theory, international negotiations were conducted by states as unitary actors, and the outcome was seen as the result of the dynamics of a readjustment of the balance of power: Big and rich states, with more resources at their disposal than others would achieve more than small, poor and less resourcefully states…