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    Israeli Gas: Too Soon to Declare Victory
    Jan14

    Israeli Gas: Too Soon to Declare Victory

    Israeli gas might not be developed for years to come without at least partial resolution of a number of challenges, including uncertainty about export markets and high risks for potential buyers. To facilitate the development of Israeli gas, the government should promote an honest and open national public conversation about gas and should replace...

    An Expensive Fight for Russia and Turkey
    Jan11

    An Expensive Fight for Russia and Turkey

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—It was “a stab in the back,” Russian President Vladimir Putin declared. Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian jet over Turkish airspace in late November sparked angry denunciations from Moscow. But rather than “stab in the back,” the more relevant bodily metaphor is “shot in the foot.” For both Russia and...

    A Stubborn Optimist’s 2016 Forecast of World Affairs
    Jan06

    A Stubborn Optimist’s 2016 Forecast of World Affairs

    Forecasts of the year ahead tend to reflect the general mood of the year before and, for Americans, fears about the world around us. So it’s no surprise that after a most depressing 2015 in geopolitics, doom and gloom dominates 2016 predictions thus far. As if the ongoing civil war in Syria was not bad enough, the self-proclaimed Islamic...

    What to Watch in 2016: GMF Experts Look at the Year Ahead
    Jan04

    What to Watch in 2016: GMF Experts Look at the Year Ahead

    Transatlantic Take2015 was a tumultuous year for the transatlantic partners. The refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, Russian aggression, and economic issues dominated discussions on both sides of the Atlantic in ways that would have been difficult to predict at the start of the year. What will 2016 bring? More of the same? Or are new issues...

    Transatlantic 2015 – The Year in Review
    Dec22

    Transatlantic 2015 – The Year in Review

    At the start of 2015, the Kremlin looked to be the biggest concern for the transatlantic partners. But the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in January quickly changed that calculation. The even deadlier attacks also inspired by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group (ISIS) in Paris and San Bernadino, California, toward...

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?
    Dec21

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?

    The EU-Turkey Summit on November 29, 2015 has been described as a revitalization of EU-Turkish relations after years of inertia. Some very promising, concrete actions with associated timelines are mentioned in the summit conclusions, such as regular high-level meetings, the opening of new chapters, further dialogue in energy cooperation, and the...

    (Assessing) German Defense Policy: Between New Responsibility and Ongoing Crises
    Dec17

    (Assessing) German Defense Policy: Between New Responsibility and Ongoing Crises

    Since the speeches delivered by President Joachim Gauck, Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the 2014 Munich Security Conference, Germany has seen a debate on new responsibilities in its foreign and security policy. This new ambition, changes in the international environment, and...

    Awards Granted for the Third Round of Alumni Leadership Action Projects
    Dec17

    Awards Granted for the Third Round of Alumni Leadership Action Projects

    The Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives (TLI) team at GMF is pleased to announce the winners of the third Alumni Leadership Action Projects Competition. GMF was able to grant fourteen awards: five in the U.S. and nine in Europe. All proposals proved to be substantive, interesting, and compelling. The finalists represent: a range of regions a...

    NATO on the Right Path from Assurance to Deterrence
    Dec15

    NATO on the Right Path from Assurance to Deterrence

    “The security of NATO members on both sides of the Atlantic is indivisible.” This sentence was adopted by the 28 NATO heads of state and government at the Lisbon Summit in 2010 as part of the current NATO Strategic Concept. With the Lisbon principle, Allies once again underscored that there is one inseparable security area for all its members,...

    Addressing the Russian Energy Challenge: Why Regulation Trumps Geopolitics
    Dec11

    Addressing the Russian Energy Challenge: Why Regulation Trumps Geopolitics

    Energy Geopolitics are Back in Europe In European capitals, an increasingly assertive Russia has triggered renewed concerns related to the security of EU gas supplies. EU leaders have vivid memories of January 2009 when Russian gas supplies were cut for 13 days, affecting a total of 16 EU member states. Clearly, the ongoing Ukraine crisis has...

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