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

    Leveraging Europe’s International Economic Power
    Mar10

    Leveraging Europe’s International Economic Power

    In an article written in 1978 to make the case for a U.S. economic diplomacy toward the USSR, Samuel Huntington argued that “harnessing economic power to foreign policy goals presents formidable obstacles: bureaucratic pluralism and inertia; congressional and interest group politics; the conflicting pulls of alliance diplomacy; and most...

    Why are Europe’s Crises ‘Existential’?
    Mar04

    Why are Europe’s Crises ‘Existential’?

    Transatlantic Take(BRUSSELS) – March 2016 may well make it into the history books as a make or break month for the EU. The EU-Turkey Summit of March 7 and the European Council Summit of March 17-18 will have to produce short and long term measures addressing the current mayhem caused by the European governments’ disorderly responses...

    Thinking The Unthinkable: Can Japan Bring Russia Back to the G7?
    Mar02

    Thinking The Unthinkable: Can Japan Bring Russia Back to the G7?

    For Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 2016 is a special year. As the chairman of the G7 summit, he aims to showcase Japan’s global leadership. The prime minister’s diplomatic zest is well-known and largely fueled by his “Abe Doctrine.” This doctrine promotes an ambitious, multi-vector foreign policy that has made him the most...

    Russia’s Military: On the Rise?
    Mar01

    Russia’s Military: On the Rise?

    After the 2008 war with Georgia, Russia started its most radical and comprehensive military reform in several decades. It is aimed at transforming the outdated mass mobilization army into combat-ready armed forces that are able to pursue a broader set of functions — from nuclear and non-nuclear deterrence to conventional warfare in local and...

    Rzeczpospolita Interview with Dr. Karen Donfried
    Mar01

    Rzeczpospolita Interview with Dr. Karen Donfried

    On February 24, Dr. Karen Donfried gave an interview to the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita. The article explains why the U.S. might be concerned about the ongoing state of affairs within the EU. It touches upon a political atmosphere within Poland and the region prior to the NATO Summit in July 2016. Dr. Donfried clarifies the United...

    The Winners from Russia-West Conflict
    Feb23

    The Winners from Russia-West Conflict

    Transatlantic TakePhoto: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko WASHINGTON—On February 15, EU foreign ministers agreed to remove the sanctions first imposed in 2004 on Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko and other Belarusian officials and companies, following the temporary lifting of EU and U.S. sanctions last October. This is only a small part of a...

    Russia’s Ragtag Eurasian Economic Union
    Feb23

    Russia’s Ragtag Eurasian Economic Union

    Photo Credit On February 22, Kazakhstan announced the adoption of an “official program” to move the Kazakh language from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet by 2025. This seemingly domestic development is indicative of a broader regional trend: the ties between the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) are weakening. The EEU, Russia’s...

    Belarus: Neither sticks, nor Carrots
    Feb17

    Belarus: Neither sticks, nor Carrots

    In her column for Die Zeit Online, Rakhlei analyzes the decision of the European Union that abolished almost all its sanctions against Belarus. Minsk is ready for mend relations with the West as it seeks to balance its political and economic dependence on Russia. To explain this step, Brussels welcomed the constructive role Belarus played in...

    EU Global Strategy
    Feb16

    EU Global Strategy

    European leaders handed HR/VP Federica Mogherini an impossible mission last June when they asked her to come up with an EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS). While Mogherini’s advisors prepare the EUGS, most of the threats predicted by Javier Solana’s 2003 security strategy are hitting the EU hard: terrorism,...

    Technocrats Are Not the Answer to Ukraine’s Woes
    Feb14

    Technocrats Are Not the Answer to Ukraine’s Woes

    Transatlantic TakePhoto: Evgeniy Maloletka, The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Just over a week ago, the dramatic resignation of Ukraine’s respected economy minister, Aivaras Abramovicius — and his accusation that the country’s leaders continue to tolerate corruption — led many Western analysts and officials to call for non-political...

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