The Specter of Uncertainty: Policies for Strengthening the Transatlantic Relationship from the Next Generation of Leaders
AICGS is pleased to present the written results of the first year of its new project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement.” The six authors together with several other young Americans and Germans engaged with each other during the course of several months in 2016/17 in discussions to identify solutions to global issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. The purpose of the project is to emphasize the important role of the next generation of transatlantic leaders and experts and to give them a platform and voice in the critical dialogue of crucial global issues that require joint transatlantic attention and solutions. The project participants come from a variety of disciplines and have a wide array of expertise. Representing the three AICGS Program Areas—Foreign & Domestic Policy; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics—the participants formulated a set of recommendations that were presented in a variety of venues and through innovative means. The essays presented in this Policy Report summarize the outcome of a year-long engagement with current critical transatlantic issues, which included the future of trade agreements, the role of civil society in conflict resolution, and the rise of populism as a threat to European cohesion.