Jeffrey J. Anderson
Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University
Although for more than 70 years common values were invoked to keep the transatlantic partnership together, now is the time to assert shared U.S.-German interests.
Amidst a major anniversary year for Germany, Senior Non-resident Fellow Dr. Jeffrey J. Anderson, Graf Goltz Professor and Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, examines Germany’s changing role in Europe and discusses how Germany’s shifting historical memory has impacted foreign policy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dr. Anderson argues that there is reason to believe that a more assertive Germany, motivated more openly by national interests but still acting with and through Europe, makes for a more effective and reliable transatlantic partner for the United States.