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Takeaways from Hamburg: The Quiet Persistence of Germany’s Radical Left

As host of this year’s G20 summit, Hamburg swelled with world leaders and their entourages. It was an opportunity to show off Germany’s second-largest city to the global public. The …

A Grassroots Movement for the Transatlantic Partnership

The transatlantic partnership is currently in a state of uncertainty. Not only the transition from President Obama to President Trump, but also the populist eruption in many European countries reflects …

Notizen Weekly for July 7

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The E.U.-Japan Trade Deal: What’s in It and Why It Matters (New York Times) Why Germany’s current-account …

Notizen Weekly for June 30

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The European Commission levies a huge fine on Google (The Economist) ‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli’s trial begins as …

Civil Society Can Provide Needed Climate Leadership

The United States is fast abandoning leadership of the liberal world order. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the recently negotiated and signed Paris Agreement is the latest self-inflicted wound. …

Notizen Weekly for June 23

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics How Chinese overcapacity hits American workers (The Economist) Campaigning for a ‘Strong and Stable’ German Economy (The …

Democracy Is Being Questioned? Let Us Invest in Civic Education!

Current discussions about the role and force of civil society in different countries around the world mark a situation in which democratic structures are in various ways endangered by political …

Notizen Weekly for June 16

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Bavaria to Trump: Tariffs on cars will hurt US as much as Germany (Politico) German grocer Lidl …

Encouraging German-American Youth Exchange through Film

How to keep young Americans interested in Germany is one of the key questions in maintaining solid U.S.-German relations for future generations to come. The nature of the asymmetric relationship …

The Implications of a Diplomatic Kerfuffle

At the end of April, Germany’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel traveled to Israel to pay his respects on Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum overlooking Jerusalem. Rather …

Notizen Weekly for June 9

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Trump’s right about Germany (Politico) Angela Merkel should seize this change to remake Europe (The …

Germany’s New Role…Like It or Not

Germany has become the “leader of the free world.” It didn’t ask for the role and it doesn’t want it, but it was thrust upon Germany by the sheer lack …