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    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State
    Jun16

    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State

    BUCHAREST— Local elections in Moldova this weekend have strengthened the position of the incumbent government, despite allegations of corruption on a massive scale. Earlier this year, around $1 billion — about 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product — disappeared from three Moldovan banks in non-performing loans reportedly made...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict
    Jun16

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

    When it comes to the conflict in Ukraine, you could say that in some ways, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines. She’s the country’s finance minister, and she argues that Ukraine’s economic success is the only way to end the war fueled by Russia in the east of the country. NPR’s Michele Kelemen caught up with her during...

    Moving out of the Shadow of Russian Aggression
    Jun10

    Moving out of the Shadow of Russian Aggression

    WASHINGTON – Before boarding a plane bound for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told members of her country’s Parliament that “we should…not raise any false expectations that we cannot fulfill later.” At the same time, Ukraine and Georgia...

    Transatlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust
    Jun09

    Transatlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust

    The trans-Atlantic relationship — with the US-German partnership at its core — is more important than ever in a world which is rapidly changing and braving urgent economic and security challenges. That basic premise explains why Chancellor Merkel refers to the United States as Germany’s indispensable ally and President Obama...

    Revolutions of Dignity: 1989, the Arab Spring, and Ukraine
    Jun09

    Revolutions of Dignity: 1989, the Arab Spring, and Ukraine

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States’ (GMF) Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) represents a generation that has grown up in a world where Germany is united, the Iron Curtain has fallen, the Soviet and Yugoslav and Czechoslovak unions are a part of history, and the European Union and NATO have expanded to include most of the European...

    The G7 Needs to Commit to Supporting Ukraine
    Jun05

    The G7 Needs to Commit to Supporting Ukraine

    BERLIN—When G7 leaders meet for their annual summit in Germany this weekend, for a second year without Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine will rank high on their agenda. Though questions of war and peace may seem misplaced in what is, essentially, an economic policy forum, the escalation in Eastern Europe, and the...

    Trans-Atlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust
    Jun04

    Trans-Atlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust

    The trans-Atlantic relationship — with the US-German partnership at its core — is more important than ever in a world which is rapidly changing and braving urgent economic and security challenges. That basic premise explains why Chancellor Merkel refers to the United States as Germany’s indispensable ally and President Obama...

    A New Religious “Cold War”?
    Jun03

    A New Religious “Cold War”?

    WASHINGTON—In March 2014, at the time of Russia’s takeover of Crimea, a largely unnoticed meeting took place in Istanbul. The heads of the Eastern Orthodox churches convened under the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Istanbul-based primus inter pares of the Eastern Orthodox world, and announced that in 2016 it would hold...

    Does Putin Have to Escalate to Survive?
    Jun03

    Does Putin Have to Escalate to Survive?

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. Joerg Forbrig – Transatlantic fellow for Central and Eastern Europe at the German Marshall Fund of the United States Systemically, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s...

    The Transatlantic Division of Labor: A Washington Perspective
    Jun02

    The Transatlantic Division of Labor: A Washington Perspective

    Over six years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama came into office with a firm conviction that the United States needed to revitalize its alliances and renew its core security relationships around the world. That is why one of the most important tenets of his foreign policy has been to build strong partners. The Obama administration’s 2015...

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