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Weekly News Digest

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Each week the ACG brings you a compilation of timely analysis and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. (June 16, 2017)

Remembering Reagan’s Speech
“Tear Down This Wall” at Thirty – John Kornblum, The American Interest
‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s Forgotten Line Became a Defining Moment – Marc Fisher, The Washington Post

Preparing for the Germany’s Election
Merkels Projekt heißt: Ich bin ich – Heribert Prantl, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Rot-Rot-Grün: Game Over – Sebastian Fischer, Spiegel
Germany Votes and the Whole World is Watching – Ines Pohl, Deutsche Welle
In Deutschland herrscht die fatale Lust am Weiter so – Holger Schmale, Berliner Zeitung

U.K. election and Brexit
Britain’s Postelection Future – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Winners and Losers in the UK Election – Mark Leonard, European Council on Foreign Relations
Das positive Signal für Europa – Nikolas Busse, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
What Europe Should Do About Britain – Bloomberg View
What the British Election Reveals about This Political Moment, Both There and Here. – Jared Bernstein, The Washington Post

Election in France
Emmanuels “Revolution” – Rudolf Balmer, Tageszeitung
Huge Vote of Confidence for Macron – Barbara Wesel, Deutsche Welle
3 Takeaways on French Parliamentary Election’s First Round – Pierre Briançon and Nicholas Vinocur, Politico

European Security and Defense
Reflection Paper on the Future of European Defense – European Commission
Cajoling Europe Into Cooperating on Defense – Tomáš Valášek, Carnegie Europe
Prävention statt Panik – Jakob Augstein, Spiegel
Germany: Reluctant Military Giant? – Chris Bowlby, BBC

Future of the EU
Mehr Europa – aber was für eine EU? – Holger Steltzner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Why Schengen Deserves to be Saved – Nicolas Tenzer, EU Observer
Lost Continent Rediscovers its Mojo – Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico

Trump’s Role in the World
Interview with Germany’s Foreign Minister: By Pulling Away, U.S. ‘Does the Most Damage To Itself’ – Severin Weiland, Spiegel
Paris Comes to Pittsburgh – Laurence Tubiana, Project Syndicate
Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans ‘Must Learn World Affairs’ – Spiegel
Where to Go From Here – Richard N. Haass, Foreign Affairs