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An Overview of the TTIP Negotiations after the Sixth Round in Brussels

Background At the G-8 summit in June last year, the United States and European Union agreed to begin the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). All parties …

Germany’s Economic Renaissance, Jack Ewing

How did Germany do it? How did it steer through the economic storms of the last several years and come out stronger than before? What is the secret of a …

Does Germany’s Step to the Left Sacrifice the Economy?

Arguing in Forbes that the Free Democratic Party’s exit from the Bundestag spells stagnation for the German and European economies, Doug Bandow details the FDP’s long slide to missing the …

Merkel’s Victory for the Transatlantic Economy

Sometimes, the absence of something proves its existence.  That was certainly the case with the importance of transatlantic relations for Germany’s economic interests during the recent election campaign that returned …

Drahgi’s Take on Current Affairs

As G-20 leaders gathered in St. Petersburg and grappled with the question of what to do about Syria, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, tried to …

Ghosts of the Habsburg Empire: Lessons for the Euro Zone

Writing in East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, Dr. Stephen G. Gross and Dr. S. Chase Gummer draw on this historical case of a collapsing currency union to caution …

Germany and the Euro Zone Balance of Power: Transatlantic Trade to the Rescue?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) launched by President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the G8 Summit in …

Germany, not Japan, as Essential Partner of the United States

This recent essay from Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman explores the ever-evolving German-American relationship in the context of the U.S.’ proposed “pivot” toward Asia under …

Cybersecurity in Germany – Toward a Risk-based Approach

Statistics indicate that the instance of cyberattacks continues to increase despite improvements in detection of malicious software.  Mr. Jan Neutze contends that in light of the increasing prevalence of cybersecurity …