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

    Three Questions with Claudia Major
    Jun19

    Three Questions with Claudia Major

    Editor’s Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies hosted an event in Stockholm, Sweden May 16–17, 2017. This was the second edition of a long-term project that serves as a platform for high-level European and American security experts, strategic thinkers, senior...

    NATO’s Eastern Flank Needs NATO–EU Cooperation, Not Competition
    Jun12

    NATO’s Eastern Flank Needs NATO–EU Cooperation, Not Competition

    Transatlantic TakeOn Friday Romanian President Klaus Johannis met President Trump in Washington, DC. Romania is not what many call “core Europe,”­ and is often perceived as less important than the European heavyweights. Many agree that Romania’s commitment to spending 2 percent of GDP on defense is what rendered a presidential meeting so...

    The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers
    Jun02

    The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers

    Whatever the differences between European and U.S. policymakers in recent decades, there was little doubt that the two sides were operating on the basis of shared Enlightenment values, however loosely defined. Even at the peak of the rifts over the Iraq war, the very vehemence of the fights gave them the quality of a vicious family feud....

    Farewell to the Transatlantic Academy
    May31

    Farewell to the Transatlantic Academy

    Dear friends, After nine very successful fellowship years, the Transatlantic Academy is formally closing on June 1, 2017. It held its final conference on May 23, reuniting its former fellows and the Academy’s partners. The German Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Peter Wittig, hosted a reception at the conclusion of the...

    Saying Farewell to the Transatlantic Academy
    May31

    Saying Farewell to the Transatlantic Academy

    Last week marked the closing conference of the Transatlantic Academy. For the last nine years, the Transatlantic Academy has brought together scholars and policy experts to explore different dimensions of the transatlantic relationship. For the final year, we focused on the relationship between Germany and the United States. The launch of the...

    France Could be the Gateway Between the U.S. and Europe
    May25

    France Could be the Gateway Between the U.S. and Europe

    Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer gave an interview for Les Echos on the main stakes of the May 25th NATO meeting. She discussed the role of the French president Macron in NATO saying that his priority is to preserve and reinforce the US-French special relationship in terms of defense cooperation. France’s military leadership in fighting terrorism...

    The Liberal International Order Cannot Survive the Absence of American Power
    May24

    The Liberal International Order Cannot Survive the Absence of American Power

    One challenge in navigating the debate over the future of the liberal world order is that American power has been the primary source of that order, but the United States is an imperfect practitioner of its own grand strategy of promoting a rules-based global system. Criticism of the liberal international order often defaults into criticism of...

    Congress Should ‘Phone a Friend’ When Sanctioning Russia
    May24

    Congress Should ‘Phone a Friend’ When Sanctioning Russia

    Discussion of additional U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election and general bad behavior is heating up in Congress, but lawmakers should coordinate with our allies before acting. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held hearings in March and April to assess options for further...

    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project
    May23

    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project

    Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and initiation of Chinese economic reforms in 1979, two approaches have characterised western, particularly the US’, strategy towards Russia and China. Some attempts were made in the early 1990s to build a closer relationship with Russia, particularly when it was under Boris Yeltsin. In...

    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO
    May22

    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO

    Transatlantic TakeOn May 25, the 28 NATO heads of state and government — and pending member Montenegro — will converge on Brussels for a face-to-face meeting on the Alliance’s priorities and challenges today. It will be U.S. President Trump’s first meeting with all NATO members. The meeting presents a clear opportunity for the...

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