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We Need More Diversity in the Transatlantic Civil Society

Civil society organizations need to be more diverse in order to assume their pivotal role in transatlantic relations, especially in the current period of mutual alienation. In the past, dynamic …

Notizen Weekly for December 1

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics US rejects China’s bid for ‘market economy’ status (Wall Street Journal) Euro zone reform: Weak or not, …

To Be or Not to Be a Woman…in Germany or the U.S.?

Since accusations of sexual assault and harassment by prominent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced, different segments of society, both in the U.S. and Germany, have had to grapple with …

How to Explain PESCO to Trump?

Who would have thought that the signing of a new framework for defense cooperation in the European Union is worthy of a push notification? Now political wonks on both sides …

A Transatlantic Investment Screening Dialogue is Too Important to Rush

Earlier this November, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released its 2017 report, recommending that the U.S. investment screening mechanism, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States …

The Transatlantic Mobility Challenge

The annual conference of the parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an important venue for stakeholders to highlight the blind spots of international …

Refugees, Terrorism, and a Failing Security Architecture: Germany’s Domestic Security after the Elections

In 2016, the domestic security situation in Germany deteriorated to a degree unknown since the “German autumn” in 1977, when the Red Army Faction or RAF began its campaign to …

Shattered by Glass: Working through Memories of Kristallnacht and Shanghai

We should learn from this story of the Shanghai Jews. But we haven’t learned.

Notizen Weekly for November 10

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics “We’re engaged”: Alaska gets Chinese backing for natural gas project (Reuters) A proposal for the Eurozone: Franco-German …

European Defense: Just All Right?

In the 1980s British satire Yes, Prime Minister, when reeling at the cost of defense, the British prime minister asks wistfully whether they couldn’t just persuade the Americans to strengthen …

Strengthening Transatlantic Ties on Digital Topics: Quick transatlantic wins in times of political uncertainty

It is beyond doubt that transatlantic relations are not in their best condition, in particular traditional areas of cooperation such as trade or security and defense. There is no real …

Understanding Russia

For most of the past 70 years, Germans and Americans have found themselves largely on the same side of issues related to Eastern Europe and Russia.  During the Cold War …