: :inin Kyiv (EET)

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

    ENP overhaul: are DCFTAs still a good idea? Michael Leigh shares his views
    Apr28

    ENP overhaul: are DCFTAs still a good idea? Michael Leigh shares his views

    The crisis in Ukraine and the instability and violence in the Middle East and North Africa have triggered a re-think of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Sir Michael Leigh, a former Director General for enlargement at the EU Commission, now a senior adviser to the German Marshall Fund, shared his views with Iana Dreyer on the current ENP...

    Why energy is front and center in EU-US trade talks
    Apr22

    Why energy is front and center in EU-US trade talks

    When negotiations between the United States and the European Union began on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in 2013, a top priority for the Europeans was inclusion of a chapter specifically covering raw materials and energy. Although a separate energy chapter is not the norm in free trade agreements (FTAs), the North...

    Putin’s Calculated Charm Offensive
    Apr22

    Putin’s Calculated Charm Offensive

    As Russia’s economy reels from sanctions following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, Moscow is doing its best to undermine European Union solidarity against Russian aggression. The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has claimed that “Cyprus is the most trustworthy voice for Russia within the EU.” But in fact...

    Why Are Germans So Sympathetic to Russia?
    Apr20

    Why Are Germans So Sympathetic to Russia?

    Image www.huffingtonpost.com The deployment of Pershing II missiles in the early 1980s by NATO to counter Soviet SS-20s led to widespread fears in Germany that the Cold War would escalate. Hundreds of thousands marched in protests, demanding that NATO refrain from deploying the missiles. Many members of the German public were ready to trust...

    Transatlantic Unity Makes Russia Sanctions More Effective
    Apr17

    Transatlantic Unity Makes Russia Sanctions More Effective

    WASHINGTON—It has been a year since the United States, European Union, and other allies first sanctioned Russia for its illegal annexation of Crimea and aggression toward Ukraine. As Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine continued, the United States and Europe broadened sanctions in an effort to persuade Vladimir Putin’s government to...

    Should Western Leaders Attend Moscow’s WWII Parade?
    Apr15

    Should Western Leaders Attend Moscow’s WWII Parade?

    On May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin will preside over the Moscow Victory Day Parade in Red Square, which will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Carnegie Europe asked a group of experts whether Western leaders should attend the event. Joerg Forbrig, Transatlantic fellow for Central and Eastern...

    Why the U.S. should ignore Belarus’ unlikely appeal
    Apr10

    Why the U.S. should ignore Belarus’ unlikely appeal

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is likely what Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was thinking last week when calling on the United States, which dubbed him “Europe’s last dictator.” In a rare interview with Western media, Minsk’s strongman urged Washington to engage in talks to resolve the Ukraine crisis and...

    2015 Manfred Wörner Seminar Class Announced
    Apr07

    2015 Manfred Wörner Seminar Class Announced

    The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce the 2015 class of American Manfred Wörner Seminar (MWS). This year’s participants come from around the United States and bring diverse forms of expertise on security issues to the cohort, from policy analysis to the private sector. Begun in 1982 as the Multiplikatoren Seminar (Multiplier...

    Alternative for Germany
    Mar31

    Alternative for Germany

    The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been facing fierce internal debates recently. Amongst other issues being contested, the party’s stance on crucial matters of foreign policy is subject to passionate internal talks. The AfD’s future positioning on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Transatlantic Trade...

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars
    Mar30

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars

    Below the radar, a new generation of female European leaders is offering bold ideas on defense and taking political risks. Sitting in Washington, it is often too easy to look across the Atlantic and think there is no one serious about defense. European leaders are preoccupied with internal questions like the future of the European Union. Their...

    Pin It on Pinterest