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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 …

Notizen Weekly for November 3

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The limits of Russian sanctions (Handelsblatt) Visegrad cools on Europe and each other (Politico) The Bitcoin bubble …

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 …

Europe’s Illusions

Although for more than 70 years common values were invoked to keep the transatlantic partnership together, now is the time to assert shared U.S.-German interests.

Herero Activists in the United States: Demanding Recognition and Reparation for the First Genocide of the Twentieth Century

Between 1904 and 1908, over 100 000 people were killed in the first genocide of the twentieth century.[1]  Only 20 percent of the Herero and about 50 percent of the …

Harnessing the Power of Civil Society

In 2012, the short documentary “Kony 2012” by the NGO Invisible Children created a social media blitz and massive public support for intervention against the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda. …

Notizen Weekly for October 27

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics German business confidence at an all-time high (Deutsche Welle) Europe’s chances for wage boom look slim (The …

Records of Shanghai: One Man’s Quest to Validate Memories of a Family’s Refugee Past

Eric Kisch is a historian.  Although he does not hold a Ph.D. and made a comfortable living as a market researcher, he is a historian nonetheless.  The signs are all …

Notizen Weekly for October 20

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics President Donald Trump’s trade balance accusation ignores the digital sector (Handelsblatt) EU leaders differ in assessment of …

Art and Reconciliation: Beyond the Borders

Relations between Asian countries are influenced by historical consciousness. The expression of that consciousness, which is extremely politicized in Asia, plays an important role in building or destroying modern relationships.

Notizen Weekly for October 13

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Trump sets NAFTA goals: dilute pact’s force, weaken regional bonds (Wall Street Journal) EU bid for gas …

Securing the National Interests: The United States and Japanese-South Korean Reconciliation

The reconciliation process in Northeast Asia, notably between Japan and South Korea (Republic of Korea), is still far from being a success story. The governments of the two states have …