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Wed, May 15, 2019

Here’s what to expect from Germany’s European vote

The outcome of the election in the European Union’s largest economy and most populous member state will not impact Germany’s broadly pro-European Union (EU) positions and strategy in significant ways.

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck

Elections European Union

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Germany, NATO, and Transatlantic Security

NATO Engages 2019 “Statement and Conversation: Germany, NATO, and Transatlantic Security”    Speaker: Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany   Moderator: Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States   Location:  Washington, D.C.   Time:  4:25 p.m. EDT Date:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019  

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Germany NATO

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Germany will meet its NATO commitments, foreign minister says

NATO gave Germany a “second chance,” according to Maas. “We Germans won’t forget that.”

NATOat70 by David A. Wemer

Defense Policy Germany

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Pence takes Germany to task over defense spending

US vice president also warns Turkey against purchase of Russian missile defense system.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Germany NATO

Sat, Mar 9, 2019

Dear Europe: Renaissance or unraveling?

Across Europe, Macron has been unable to personally integrate other pro-EU forces and sometimes appears aloof from what other Europeans think.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

European Union France

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Syrian refugees’ struggle with temporary status in Germany

Just a few months separated the arrival of Syrian refugees Ahmad al-’Awda and his friend Mahmud al-Agha to Germany. Both of them fled from the war in their country that started in 2011. Al-’Awda arrived in Germany in January 2016 and al-Agha arrived in May 2015. This short eight month difference separating their arrivals was enough to guarantee that al-’Awda would not be able to apply to bring his family, who are still in Syria, because he did not get permanent residency in Germany. Rather, due to a series of laws, the German authorities have been granting only temporary residence papers to Syrian refugees.

SyriaSource by Hosam al-Jablawi

Germany Syria

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Can Germany stay the course on defense spending?

Germany has long been an underspender when it comes to meeting NATO’s defense budget guideline of 2 percent of GDP for each of its allies, but that is now changing.

New Atlanticist by Brooks Tigner

Germany NATO

Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: German F-35 Decision Sacrifices NATO Capability for Franco-German Industrial Cooperation

In the News by Hans Binnendijk

Germany NATO

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Ukraine’s Slow but Steady Strangulation Is Taking Place in Plain Sight

Russia’s war against Ukraine is about to enter its sixth year, but many remain in denial over the true nature of the conflict. There is still widespread international reluctance to acknowledge the global significance of Vladimir Putin’s invasion, leading to a preference for the kind of euphemistic language that blurs the lines between victim and […]

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Germany Russia