Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up
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Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up

Home Eye on Europe Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up Eye on Europe SHARE Joseph de Weck , March 24, 2020 Emmanuel Macron wants to turn the coronavirus crisis into a...

Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind
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Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind

Home Manhattan Transfer Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind Manhattan Transfer SHARE Daniel S. Hamilton , March 23, 2020 Trumpeting China as Germany’s and Europe’s most important trading partner is misleading; US-EU commercial relations are much deeper. Ensuring that transatlantic flows are sustained in the COVID-19...

The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now
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The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now

Home Eye on Europe The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now Eye on Europe SHARE Dave Keating , March 20, 2020 The European Union has shown unprecedented flexibility in the initial days of an acute crisis. That does not mean the European project is...

Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story
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Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story

Home Manhattan Transfer Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story Manhattan Transfer SHARE Bettina Vestring , March 17, 2020 Germans are outraged that US President Donald Trump may have tried to poach a German company’s research on a coronavirus vaccine. It’s a perfect narrative...

Merkel in the Middle
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Merkel in the Middle

Home Berlin Observer Merkel in the Middle Merkel in the Middle Merkel in the Middle Berlin Observer SHARE Joseph de Weck , March 13, 2020 Konrad Adenauer’s policy of West-orientation has been the cornerstone of Germany’s post-war foreign policy. While this tradition has been fading under Merkel, it might soon see a revival. © REUTERS/Yves...

African Comeback
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African Comeback

Home Planet Moscow African Comeback African Comeback African Comeback Planet Moscow SHARE András Rácz , March 11, 2020 Russia has deliberately expanded its relationships with African countries in recent years. And its latest key interest is Libya. © Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS When the “family photo” was taken at the Berlin Libya conference on January...

Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe!
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Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe!

Home Manhattan Transfer Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe! Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe! Op-Ed: Don’t Fear a President Sanders, Europe! Manhattan Transfer SHARE Edward Knudsen , March 4, 2020 Should Europeans feel, or fear, the Bern? Although the Vermont Senator wouldn’t return to business as usual between the US and EU,...

A Romantic Name for  China’s Economic Might
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A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might

Home On the New Silk Road A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might On the New Silk Road SHARE Jacob Mardell , February 26, 2020 As our author completes the overland part of his long journey, he reflects on what he...

No Return to Normal? Don’t Be So Sure
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No Return to Normal? Don’t Be So Sure

Home Manhattan Transfer No Return to Normal? Don’t Be So Sure No Return to Normal? Don’t Be So Sure No Return to Normal? Don’t Be So Sure Manhattan Transfer SHARE Nicolas Bouchet , March 2, 2020 Many in Europe warn that there will be no going back to the status quo ante in transatlantic affairs...

The Führer and the Prince
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The Führer and the Prince

Home Berlin Observer The Führer and the Prince The Führer and the Prince The Führer and the Prince Berlin Observer SHARE Bettina Vestring , February 20, 2020 How much did Wilhelm of Prussia, son of Germany’s last emperor, help Adolf Hitler in his rise to power? Historical truth is at stake. So are millions of...

Rethinking Germany’s Sahel Policy
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Rethinking Germany’s Sahel Policy

Home Berlin Observer Rethinking Germany’s Sahel Policy Rethinking Germany’s Sahel Policy Rethinking Germany’s Sahel Policy Berlin Observer SHARE Gerrit Kurtz , February 17, 2020 Germany needs to change its approach to the Sahel region. That means rethinking its assumptions, being more flexible, and standing up for itself when it comes to its international partners. ©...

Sylke Tempel Fellowships: Call for Applications
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Sylke Tempel Fellowships: Call for Applications

Home Manhattan Transfer Sylke Tempel Fellowships: Call for Applications Sylke Tempel Fellowships: Call for Applications Sylke Tempel Fellowships: Call for Applications Manhattan Transfer SHARE Henning Hoff , February 14, 2020 © Bitteschön TV In memory of Dr Sylke Tempel (1963-2017), the Board of Trustees of the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation set up the Sylke Tempel...

Brace for Change in Germany
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Brace for Change in Germany

Home Berlin Observer Brace for Change in Germany Brace for Change in Germany Brace for Change in Germany Berlin Observer SHARE Bettina Vestring , February 11, 2020 Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles. © REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Here are three takeaways from the earthquake in...

For the EU, the Sun Also Rises
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For the EU, the Sun Also Rises

Home Eye on Europe For the EU, the Sun Also Rises For the EU, the Sun Also Rises For the EU, the Sun Also Rises Eye on Europe SHARE Dave Keating , January 31, 2020 An EU free from British membership will mean new challenges, but also new opportunities. © REUTERS/Francois Lenoir “We know very...

“The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World”
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“The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World”

Home Eye on Europe “The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World” “The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World” “The EU Is Not Big Enough to Shift the World” Eye on Europe SHARE Martin Wolf , January 31, 2020 What will the future hold for the EU, now that the...

Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps
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Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps

Home Eye on Europe Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps Eye on Europe SHARE Joseph de Weck , January 30, 2020 Libya is a perfect example for the shortcomings of Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy initiatives. In July 2017, barely two...

Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began?
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Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began?

Home Eye on Europe Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began? Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began? Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began? Eye on Europe SHARE Dave Keating , January 23, 2020 Emmanuel Macron’s big idea for an EU constitutional convention may be watered down by Ursula von der Leyen into a...

Germany’s Inadequate Culture of Remembrance
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Germany’s Inadequate Culture of Remembrance

Home Berlin Observer Germany’s Inadequate Culture of Remembrance Germany’s Inadequate Culture of Remembrance Germany’s Inadequate Culture of Remembrance Berlin Observer SHARE William Noah Glucroft , January 21, 2020 Germany needs to rethink how it remembers—and why it does. 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, it’s not enough to say “never again.” © REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch...

The Berlin Malaise
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The Berlin Malaise

Home Berlin Observer The Berlin Malaise The Berlin Malaise The Berlin Malaise Berlin Observer SHARE Bettina Vestring , January 20, 2020 Germany’s capital is astonishingly short on politicians with a nation-wide appeal. Here’s why. © REUTERS/Annegret Hilse France had Jacques Chirac, who was mayor of Paris for 18 years before becoming president. In the United...

Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape
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Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape

Home On the New Silk Road Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape Postcard from the New Silk Road: Routes of Escape On the New Silk Road SHARE Jacob Mardell , January 6, 2020 Chinese engineers and workers on Belt and Road Initiative projects...