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Weekly News Digest

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The ACG brings its members a compilation of timely analysis and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. Articles are then posted to the website the following week. (April 9, 2021)

Europe’s Vaccine Failure
Cleaning Up Europe’s Vaccine Mess – Michel Goldman, Project Syndicate
Europe’s Stumbling Vaccine Rollout Provides a Lesson in EU Politics – Silvia Amaro, CNBC

Merkel and the Pandemic
Merkel Meets Her Match – The Irish Times
Merkel’s Latest Pandemic Challenge: Leading as a Lame Duck – Melissa Eddy, New York Times
Germany Has Let Me Down on COVID-19 – Elliot Douglas, Deutsche Welle

Post-Covid Future
Ensuring a Stronger and Fairer Global Recovery – Mohamed A. El-Erain, Project Syndicate
Direction of Force: The EU’s Strategic Compass – Jana Puglierin, European Council on Foreign Policy
Ohne die Weltwirtschaft wäre Deutschland arm dran – Alexander Hagelüken, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Iran Nuclear Deal
Biden Must Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal – John Brennan, Chicago Tribune
European Mediators Aim To Get The U.S. And Iran To Re-Enter The 2015 Nuclear Deal – Michele Keleman, NPR
Die USA und Europa müssen jetzt auf Teheran zugehen – viel Zeit bleibt nicht – Sigmar Gabriel and Goetz Neuneck, Tagesspiegel

Disinformation and Extremism
Meet Germany’s ‘Querdenker’ COVID Protest Movement – Marcel Fürstenau, Deutsche Welle
The Fear of Nationalism in Germany Is Killing Its People – Rainer Zitelmann, National Interest
Die neue Masche der Verschwörungstheoretiker – Katharine Nocun, Deutschlandfunk

Tackling Social Injustice
Racism Kills in Europe too – Hilde Vautmans, Parliament Magazine
Dieser »Witz« ist Rassismus aus Bequemlichkeit – March Roehlig, Spiegel
Nach der Gender-Revolution: Die Welt wird eine andere sein – Ralf Schuler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
If Tareq Alaows Can’t Be a Candidate, We Are All the Losers – Luisa von Richthofen, Deutsche Welle