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

    The New Reality of a Differentiated EU
    Nov16

    The New Reality of a Differentiated EU

    In the aftermath of the Brexit vote and in the midst of Europe’s ongoing crises, references to a multi-speed Europe, two-tier EU, or variable geometry have moved from the fringes to the political mainstream. These suggestions for differentiated integration (DI) would mean that groups of member states can choose to move forward on...

    Perceptions of Democracy and Governance in the West
    Nov14

    Perceptions of Democracy and Governance in the West

    On both sides of the Atlantic, recent elections and referenda reflect a groundswell of populist sentiment, highlighting public dissatisfaction with the status quo, rejection of the establishment, and a desire to “take back control.” GMF experts offer their analysis on the recently released Pew Report, “Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North...

    Russian Government’s Fission Know-How Hard at Work in Europe
    Oct31

    Russian Government’s Fission Know-How Hard at Work in Europe

    In May 2016, prominent Russia expert Mark Galeotti warned that “the [Russian] Foreign Intelligence Service and FSB are now especially active in Europe, and the organizations they support include … separatists from Spain to Scotland.” Fast-forward to September of this year: a sophisticated mix of “Kremlin-run outlets, pro-Kremlin or aligned...

    Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?
    Oct20

    Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?

    Moldova, located — although often described as “sandwiched” — between Romania and Ukraine, faces a crossroads. It aspires both to be a part of Europe within the EU’s Eastern Partnership, yet feels pressure from Russia and instability due to the Russia-backed separatist area of Transnistria on Moldova’s border with Ukraine. As one of...

    In Spite of It All, America
    Oct17

    In Spite of It All, America

    Photo Credit: Andrew Linscott / Shutterstock A Transatlantic Manifesto in Times of Donald Trump — A German Perspective 1. International Order — the new German–American conflict of interests One of the new German government’s premier challenges will be to manage the transatlantic relationship during Donald Trump’s presidency. Its...

    Insinuation and Influence: How the Kremlin Targets Americans Online
    Oct17

    Insinuation and Influence: How the Kremlin Targets Americans Online

    The objective of Kremlin influence operations, part of a larger set of tactics and strategies known as active measures, is to make the target population more amenable to Kremlin wants and desires. They achieve this either by gaining a sympathetic hearing of their views, or failing that, by keeping us busy fighting among ourselves. The Kremlin...

    Trump and China Boost EU–India Relationship
    Oct11

    Trump and China Boost EU–India Relationship

    The relationship between the European Union and India may be about to finally fulfill its huge potential. It has long been described as a relationship between “natural partners” but it has also disappointed in terms of concrete results. However, two developments — the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the challenge of...

    The Active Measures Orchestra: An Examination of Russian Influence Operations Abroad
    Oct11

    The Active Measures Orchestra: An Examination of Russian Influence Operations Abroad

    “The approaches used by Moscow include control of the press in foreign countries; outright and partial forgery of documents; use of rumors, insinuation, altered facts, and lies; use of international and local front organizations; clandestine operation of radio stations; exploitation of a nation’s academic, political, economic, and media...

    Russia’s Interference in Germany Will Continue beyond the September 24 Elections
    Sep21

    Russia’s Interference in Germany Will Continue beyond the September 24 Elections

    On September 24, Germany holds a nationwide election. If the polls and experts are accurate, it should be a humdrum affair. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will receive the majority of the votes, sending her to a fourth term without breaking much of a sweat. However, all elections, even predictable ones, have...

    Western Anxiety Over Zapad 2017 — Justified or Not?
    Sep08

    Western Anxiety Over Zapad 2017 — Justified or Not?

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN — Next week, Russia will launch a large-scale military exercise. Titled Zapad (West), these war games take place every four years. They typically assume a NATO attack on Russia’s ally Belarus, and they train the militaries of both countries to repel such an attack. The core components of the exercises take place in...

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