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The EU Services Directive: Nightmare or Opportunity? Implications for Transatlantic Business

Policy Report 25 The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have …

Industrial Lobbying within the European Union: Actors, Strategies, and Trends in the Multi-Level System

Policy Report 24 Deepening transatlantic economic integration has brought mutual benefit to the United States and Europe, but it has also created new potential for transatlantic conflict… Download Publication

The Stresses of Deep Integration: The Transatlantic Relationship’s New Economic and Political Challenges

Policy Report 23 As a consequence of deepening transatlantic economic integration, trade and financial ties between the United States and Germany today are a vital part of the bilateral relationship …

German and American Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East Conflict

German-American Issues 6 Perhaps there is no issue today that better reminds us of the link between culture and politics than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Our decision …

The UN After Sixty: Challenges for the Future

Issue Brief 7 In 2005, at the occasion of the UN’s sixtieth anniversary, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on world leaders to “recapture the spirit of San Francisco and …

Combating the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: A Stronger Role for the UN Security Council?

Issue Brief 6 On 29 March 2006 the United Nations Security Council for the first time addressed the issue of Iranian non-compliance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear …

European Energy Strategies After the Petroleum Age

Issue Brief 4 Securing the supply of energy is one of mankind’s basic needs. The exploitation of fossil fuels, (coal, petroleum, and more recently natural gas), has been one of …

European Growth Troubles: Divergences and Challenges in a Global Economy

Issue Brief 3 Disappointment with economic performance and slow growth was one important element behind the rejection of the EU constitution in France and in the Netherlands this spring. It …

Changing Parameters in U.S.-German-Turkish Relations

Policy Report 18 The debate over the long-standing Turkish bid for membership in the EU was settled with the December 2004 decision of the European Council to begin accession negotiations …

Franco-German Relations: Leadership in a Changing World

Issue Brief 2 The Franco-German relationship is in a crisis, accused of no longer being capable of providing the impulsion for continued European integration, a function the tandem has successfully …

Product Standards in Transatlantic Trade and Investment: Domestic and International Practices and Institutions

Policy Report 13 Download Publication

EU Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations: Background Analyses

Policy Report 7 Download Publication