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The Fear of Misperception: The Interdependency of Social Media and Elections

When President Barack Obama met with Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 17, 2016, the two leaders cautioned against the fake news appearing on social media platforms and the disruptions it …

Trump’s World

Donald Trump has tapped anger over eroding middle class income, loss of identity, and anti-establishment fervor in a campaign of anger that won the Electoral College vote and the presidency …

Don’t Shut the Blinds: Now is the time for more, not less transatlantic exchange!

Waking up on November 9 to the news of Donald Trump’s victory was a shock—not just for the progressive side of American politics, but also for the vast majority of …

Can the Transatlantic Relationship Survive the Populist Storm?

I feel lucky that my career has taken place during a dynamic period in the relationship between the U.S. and Europe.  I started college as the Reagan presidency was ending, …

The Voices from Below: Who is Civil Society?

In its most basic sense, civil society is an analytical concept denoting a domain of collective life above the individual but below the state, in which people voluntarily come together …

U.S. Elections: Impact on the European Economy

Uncertainty Prevails Ten days after Donald Trump was elected president, the impact on the global and the European economy is still hard to predict. What prevails is uncertainty about Trump’s …

Not Yet the End of the World

When Barack Obama meets with Angela Merkel in Berlin next week, it will be the last time they will meet as President and Chancellor. Not only is it an opportunity for …

After Obama: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

On January 20 2017, President Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump will inherit Barack Obama’s legacy, just as Mr Obama still uses George W Bush’s tenure as a reference for …

The Presidential Campaign and The Future of U.S. Trade Policy: Implications for Transatlantic Relations

The 2016 presidential contest in the United States has been characterized by a particularly heated debate about the role that trade policy should play in promoting US prosperity and national …

U.S. Students Are Attending German Universities In Increasing Numbers

  During his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders’ call to make tuition at public institutions free for all students hit a nerve among his (mainly young) …

U.S. Presidential Election 2016: Implications for Transatlantic Relations

November 8 is Election Day in America.  The U.S. has not one national election, but fifty state elections with 135 million voters, 538 Electors in the Electoral College.  270 Electors’ …

Elections – The DNA of Democracies

There is a German expression describing the continuous competition in the soccer world: nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel. The last game is right before the next. The rules, …