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Scenarios for the Future of the EU: Disintegrating, Diffident or Decisive?

Three Scenarios As the U.S. recalibrates its relationship with the EU in the second Obama administration, it behooves observers to contemplate different trajectories for the EU’s future. The three possible …

It’s Not Only the Economy: Germany’s role in averting a Western meltdown

Download Policy Report The observed capital flows out of distressed countries into countries that are seen as “safe harbors” have in fact resulted in historically low yields of German and …

Cybersecurity in Germany – Toward a Risk-based Approach

Statistics indicate that the instance of cyberattacks continues to increase despite improvements in detection of malicious software.  Mr. Jan Neutze contends that in light of the increasing prevalence of cybersecurity …

A Volkswagen “Pivot” toward China?

In 2011, Volkswagen AG (VW) delivered 2.3 million cars in China, accounting for 27 percent of its total sales by volume. The importance of the Chinese market to VW, coupled …

The Rise of China: Implications for the Transatlantic Relationship

China’s Importance for the Transatlantic Relationship How does the rise of China affect the transatlantic relationship? The United States and European Union are increasingly shifting their attention toward China as …

Cybersecurity in Germany – Toward a Risk-based Approach

Cybersecurity has become a new buzzword in the German security policy discourse. Nearly every day German media cover stories of high-profile attacks in Germany or abroad – and with the …

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Forging the Future of Germany and Europe: Reflections on 20 Years of German Unification

The questions, choices, and decisions that Germany of 2010 faces today are vastly different than those the two Germanys confronted over two decades ago. This special publication, made possible by …

The Lisbon Treaty in Focus: Germany, the EU, Transatlantic Relations, and Beyond

When the Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009, no one quite knew how this would impact transatlantic relations or how an EU with increasing responsibilities would act …

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? Europe, the United States, and China at the World Climate Conference

The picture drawn by the media of the main protagonists at the UN conference on climate change in Bali was reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti western. In one corner …