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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Post-Merkel Germany: What can Ukraine expect?

The race is on to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's political leader, with three candidates competing in a CDU party leadership contest. What could the outcome mean for German policy towards Ukraine and Russia?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Germany Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Germany and Poland compete for Ukrainian migrant workers

New German labor laws introduced in March 2020 make it easier for Ukrainians to be employed in the country. This is sparking fears in Ukraine—and Poland—that we may soon see a new wave of Ukrainian economic migration.

UkraineAlert by Alexander Khrebet

Germany Migration

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Munich special edition: Is it time to worry about Germany?

It’s easy to understand why Germans defend the status quo, which has served them well over the past few decades. What’s unclear is how Germany will react with so many certainties shaken: the shape of the EU, relations with the U.S., the stability of German politics, and the durability of economic growth.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

European Union Germany

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Wieslander in EURACTIV: Time for Germany to get vocal on European security

In the News by Atlantic Council

Germany Security & Defense

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The German center does not hold

As Germans continue to come to grips with the political fall-out of the debacle in Thuringia and the selection of a new leader for the CDU, one thing is clear, the political stability offered by the dominance of the center-left and center-right that typified the Federal Republic of Germany is anything but certain in the months and years to come.

New Atlanticist by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Wieslander quoted in the New York Times on Angela Merkel’s tenure

In the News by Atlantic Council

Germany Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Morningstar and Fried quoted in Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions

Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Russia gas pipeline sanctions legislation (PEES Act): A way ahead

Enacting the sanctions mandated by the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEES Act), for all its careful crafting, may not actually block Nord Stream II but may instead burden the US-German relationship. Rather than impose sanctions, the administration should waive them for now but prepare even stronger contingency sanctions to be implemented should the Kremlin once again use gas exports as political leverage against Ukraine, Central Europe, or the Baltics.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions European Union

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks: The view from Berlin

Monday’s Normandy Four summit in the French capital saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron sitting down with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin in a bid to end years of deadly stalemate and bring to an end the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas. What kind of impression did the long-awaited Paris summit make in Berlin?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Germany

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Reconstruction and security sector reform in Syria must go hand in hand

The structure and characteristics of the pre-conflict Syrian security sector contributed heavily to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war; for decades, it stood for corruption, discrimination, violent repression, and large-scale human rights abuses. When the Arab Spring began to unfold in Egypt and Tunisia in early 2011, a group of Syrian school boys got […]

SyriaSource by Nora-Elise Beck and Lars Döbert

Germany Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding