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German-American Disagreement on How to Deal With the Threat of Terrorism

The close relationship between the U.S. and Germany has undergone a dramatic change, beginning with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the resulting U.S.-led “war on terror,” and the Iraq War. In particular, the Iraq War and different counter-terrorism policies have led to a diplomatic crisis in the transatlantic relationship; it was a new phenomenon for Americans and Germans to disagree on fundamental policy issues…

No Germans to the (Southern) Front

In the run-up to the NATO summit meeting in Bucharest in early April, the Bush administration has launched an intensive diplomatic campaign to convince the European allies to send additional combat troops to southern Afghanistan. This is largely to overcome the troop shortfalls facing the alliance in fighting the Taliban insurgency and to increase the allies’ operational flexibility…

In the Shadow of the Six Parties: Europe and the Non-proliferation Process in North Korea

Speaking of the European Union as an international actor dealing with North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK) often raises eyebrows. Since the outbreak of the second nuclear …