Keeping an Equidistance
Trends in German public opinion point to a weakening commitment to both European integration and the transatlantic alliance.
Just as COVID-19 presents a threat to public health, China’s and Russia’s authoritarianism presents a threat to the West, warn our authors from the International Republican Institute.
Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind
Ensuring that transatlantic flows are sustained in the COVID-19 crisis is one of the most important things that can be done right now.
Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story
That Trump may have tried and failed to poach a German company is a perfect narrative for a country deep in crisis.
Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe!
Europeans have little to worry about a Sanders presidency.
Europe can still turn around the transatlantic relationship. But it needs to recognize the historical patterns at work behind Donald Trump and rethink its …
“The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World”
The economist MARTIN WOLF thinks Europe has no chance of gaining real strategic autonomy.
“Putin and Xi Want to Split Apart Allies”
Germany needs to take the twin threats of Russia and China more seriously, argues Republican Senator TOM COTTON, a member of the US Senate …
Red Herring & Black Swan: Is the German Question Back?
As the transatlantic relationship frays, thereʼs renewed talk of a return to German dominance in Europe. In fact, US withdrawal could have the opposite effect, as Franceʼs military might become more important.
Trump’s Not-So-Empty Troops Threat to Germany
The White House is threatening to withdraw US troops from Germany. With Donald Trump, this could actually happen.
Prospecting Claims, Digging for Nuggets
Germany and Europe will not find solutions to the climate crisis without the United States
Mission Possible in the Strait of Hormuz
Giving a flat “no” to a naval mission to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf does not solve Germany’s dilemmas.
Focused on the Far Right
In the run-up to the European elections, US President Donald Trump shows where his sympathies lie.
“Trump Is Hostile to Europe”
Europe has to figure out the means to an independent foreign policy and stand up to the US president on certain issues, says Barack …
The End of Linear Thinking
Imagining US foreign policy beyond 2020 means learning from past mistakes. While new narratives are taking hold, politicians on the American left and right …
Where Heiko Maas Is Wrong
Will the United States remain nationalist and isolationist even after Donald Trump? German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seems to think so. But his America …