Foreign Policy

Today, Germany stands at the center of Europe and is the most influential member of the European Union. Germany is a key partner of the U.S. in its most important international relationships. There is no other country with which the U.S. shares a stronger mix of interests and values on twenty-first century challenges.

Commerce, Climate Change, and China: German-American Challenges in 2009

Issue Brief 23 In light of the recent economic downturn, the U.S. presidential candidates and the American public are focusing increasingly on economic issues in the 2008 campaign. While economic …

Security and Stability: German and American Cooperation in Times of Transition

Issue Brief 21 Security issues have weighed heavily on the transatlantic partnership since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Yet different threat perceptions have sometimes led to different German …

Religion and its Impact on Foreign Policy in the United States and Germany: Similarities and Differences

Issue Brief 20 After September 11, attention has shifted in the scholarly and policy communities to religion as a major factor in foreign policy. Islamic fundamentalism and the West’s relationship …

The U.S. and Germany in the United Nations: Cooperation Prospects and Conflict Potential

Issue Brief 8 The United States and Germany have long supported the United Nations. In recent years, however, the two countries have at times been at loggerheads over whether or …

The UN After Sixty: Challenges for the Future

Issue Brief 7 In 2005, at the occasion of the UN’s sixtieth anniversary, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on world leaders to “recapture the spirit of San Francisco and …

Revitalizing Public Diplomacy: Challenges for Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 5 Public diplomacy has become the new buzzword in foreign policy circles, with the construction of an effective public diplomacy strategy seen as an urgent foreign policy objective …

Changing Parameters in U.S.-German-Turkish Relations

Policy Report 18 The debate over the long-standing Turkish bid for membership in the EU was settled with the December 2004 decision of the European Council to begin accession negotiations …

Franco-German Relations: Leadership in a Changing World

Issue Brief 2 The Franco-German relationship is in a crisis, accused of no longer being capable of providing the impulsion for continued European integration, a function the tandem has successfully …

Reconciling Realities: Reshaping the German-American Relationship for the Twenty-First Century

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The Promise of Partnership: U.S.-EU Coordination in the Middle East

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EU Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations: Background Analyses

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The Changing Face of Europe: EU Enlargement and Implications for Transatlantic Relations

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