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Section: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (USA)

    Georgia Looks to the NATO Brussels Summit
    Apr20

    Georgia Looks to the NATO Brussels Summit

    Since 1949, NATO’s membership has increased from 12 to 29 countries. Successive rounds of NATO enlargement have enhanced international security. Euro-Atlantic integration itself has also continuously fostered reform and ensured the stability necessary for prosperity. In theory, NATO’s door is open to all democracies that share...

    Washington Puts the Macron Method to the Test
    Apr19

    Washington Puts the Macron Method to the Test

    Transatlantic TakeThere’s No Moving Trump WASHINGTON, DC — One of the most consequential developments in U.S. security policy in the last eight years is the growing strength of the security partnership between Washington and Paris. This may seem surprising. After all, it was not that long ago ­the U.S.–France relationship was characterized...

    The U.S.–France Special Relationship: Testing the Macron Method
    Apr18

    The U.S.–France Special Relationship: Testing the Macron Method

    Photo Credit: Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock Editor’s Note: This policy brief was updated from its original version on April 18, 2018. The first year of a very disruptive U.S. presidency has been surprisingly undisruptive for Franco–American bilateral relations. Despite some specific points of conflict, both sides of the partnership have...

    Trends in Innovation from Young European Leaders
    Apr13

    Trends in Innovation from Young European Leaders

    The Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship program, implemented by GMF in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, selects young European and Eurasian entrepreneurs and innovators and over the course of one year provides them the tools, networks, and resources they need to turn ideas into action and grow...

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table
    Apr09

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table

    In freezing the assets of seven Russian oligarchs on April 6 under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and other Russia sanctions authorities, the U.S. government went after individuals with a sizeable economic footprint in the United States and Europe. This decision raises the stakes of the Russia sanctions program,...

    Putin’s Post-Election Policy Priorities
    Apr03

    Putin’s Post-Election Policy Priorities

    Vladimir Putin again secured the country’s presidency for another six-year term. In the lead up to the elections, the rhetoric from Moscow indicated little reason to expect a change in behavior, but the Kremlin’s post-elections foreign policy direction will have significant implications for the transatlantic partners and the global...

    Estonian Regulators and European Central Bank Move Forcefully Against Russian Money Laundering
    Mar30

    Estonian Regulators and European Central Bank Move Forcefully Against Russian Money Laundering

    Estonia’s financial regulator, Finantsinspektsioon, announced on March 26 that the European Central Bank (ECB), acting at Estonia’s request, had revoked the license of Versobank AS, a small Estonian bank catering to clients based in Russia and Ukraine. According to Finantsinspektsioon, the license was withdrawn for “serious and...

    Cultural Diplomacy 2.0: Citizen Diplomacy
    Mar12

    Cultural Diplomacy 2.0: Citizen Diplomacy

    A new form of citizen diplomacy is reshaping transatlantic relations. As national governments adapt their international diplomatic efforts to meet the new challenges of the Age of Trump, the future of transatlantic relations increasingly rests in the hands of leaders and regular citizens who step across national lines—be that in person, through...

    Focusing on a Positive Future for  U.S.–Turkey Relations
    Mar06

    Focusing on a Positive Future for U.S.–Turkey Relations

    Photo Credit: FreshStock / Shutterstock The highly contentious relationship that has evolved between Turkey and the United States over their different approaches to the situation in Syria has led to serious questions as to whether the partnership can survive. While the points of disagreement between Turkey and the United States are real and...

    How to Start a Startup
    Feb10

    How to Start a Startup

    In my home country of Ukraine, corruption is the single biggest obstacle to the nation’s economic and social development. For this reason, it was life-changing for me to see how the U.S. government supports young entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem, not only in the United States but worldwide. Somehow my life and work has always kept me...

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