New Ideas for an Evolving Transatlantic Partnership
Foreign and Domestic Policy Recommendations
During 2017-2018, the AICGS project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” examined transatlantic challenges and new ideas for the German-American-European partnership in three areas: Foreign & Domestic Policy; Geoeconomics; and Society, Culture & Politics. A group of American and German scholars and experts of the next generation developed several recommendations for the foreign and domestic policy area, focusing on four core areas of transatlantic challenges:
• Energy and Climate
• Trust and Populism
• Security and Defense
In this, two questions are the guiding leitmotiv:
What are the current challenges for the transatlantic partners?
How can transatlantic cooperation be used to develop solutions to those challenges?
The subsequent actionable recommendations that were developed by the group underscore the importance of the transatlantic partnership, the key role of the United States and Germany, and the necessity of fostering transatlantic ties on multiple levels – federal, state, local, and personal.