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    Is Saving Refugees Worth the Political Price Tag for Germany?
    Oct21

    Is Saving Refugees Worth the Political Price Tag for Germany?

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The influx of refugees into Germany is forcing its leaders to throw aside some of their long-held convictions and face reality. They are making nice with authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to get him to accept more refugees. They are talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin so that he does not further...

    EU Should Make Minor Compromises for Turkey’s Help on Refugees
    Oct19

    EU Should Make Minor Compromises for Turkey’s Help on Refugees

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s dash to Istanbul on October 18 was a gift to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Erdoğan is hoping that his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will regain its majority in the November 1 general election, after a setback last June, enabling him to call a referendum to...

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold
    Oct13

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The not-exactly democratic, but this time peaceful, reelection of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko this weekend was followed by an expected announcement that EU sanctions will be suspended for four months. Even if the West has many reasons to attempt a pragmatic mending of its relations with Minsk, it should be...

    Is Vladimir Putin Trying to Teach the West a Lesson in Syria?
    Oct08

    Is Vladimir Putin Trying to Teach the West a Lesson in Syria?

    SOFIA, Bulgaria — Last week, after Russian planes bombed antigovernment forces near the Syrian town of Homs, a senior American official complained to me: “What Russia is doing in Syria is not an effort to fight the Islamic State; it is not old-fashioned realpolitik. It is not even a cynical attempt to make us forget about Ukraine. Putin simply...

    European Union. Between permanent crisis and “quiet superpower”
    Oct06

    European Union. Between permanent crisis and “quiet superpower”

    On September 21, 2015 Daniela Schwarzer took part in a panel discussion on „The European Union: Between ongoing crisis and silent superpower“ in Berlin, organized by the Max Weber Foundation. Together with Christian Tomuschat (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute Rome) and Miloš...

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide
    Oct06

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide

    In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly called for international cooperation based on common interests, underlining that possible disagreements and compromise-based solutions are the core of international relations. Credit should be given where it is due: Russia’s own...

    Partners in Leadership? Germany and the United States 25 Years After Unification
    Oct02

    Partners in Leadership? Germany and the United States 25 Years After Unification

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—President George HW Bush called for Germany to be a Partner in Leadership with the United States in May 1989, six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He did this in anticipation of the changes that were building, sensing that with the end of the Cold War, Germany would be the central power in Europe. Chancellor...

    The Politics (and Geopolitics) of TPP’s Prosperity Promises
    Oct01

    The Politics (and Geopolitics) of TPP’s Prosperity Promises

    One way to make sense of the current world is to measure the progress of rules-based order versus coercion-based disorder. The latter category includes the collapse of state structures in the Middle East at the hands of violent extremists, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and China’s territorial revisionism in maritime Asia. If final...

    Europe’s Next Problem: U.S. Sanctions Against China
    Sep19

    Europe’s Next Problem: U.S. Sanctions Against China

    BERLIN—During the last two weeks, it has been widely reported that the U.S. government has been developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals it alleges have benefited from cybertheft by their government. There seems to be a consensus in the United States behind a tougher response to Chinese...

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Unravelling of the Union
    Sep16

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Unravelling of the Union

    BRUSSELS—Turkey, with a population of 75 million, is hosting around 2 million refugees from the ongoing wars in Syrian and Iraq. Lebanon, with less than 5 million citizens, is hosting over 1 million. Jordan, population 6.4 million, now hosts close to 1 million. These well-known figures show how the series of disputes among European...

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