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Weekly News Digest

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Each Tuesday, 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 Friday. (March 23, 2018)

Germany Has a New Government
Germany’s Dangerous Political Marriage – Helmut K. Anheier, Project Syndicate
Angela Merkel Faces Multiple Challenges in Her Fourth Term – Philip Oltermann and Kate Connolly, The Guardian
Europe Needs More Than Management from Germany – Ulrike Esther Franke, European Council on Foreign Relations
Germany’s Dream Team (Not) – Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico
Inside the Relationship Between Berlin’s Uncertain New Allies – Der Spiegel
Germany’s Main Struggle Is with Itself – Ines Pohl, Deutsche Welle

Looming Trade War 
Is Europe Ready for a Trade War with Trump? – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Which Sectors Would be Most Vulnerable to EU-US Trade War? – Francesco Chiacchio, Bruegel
Germany Relies on European Support as Trade War Looms – Handelsblatt Global
Europe Fears Trump is Out to Kill the World Trade Organization – Jakob Hanke, Politico

Reforming the EU 
Kleine Schritte in Frankreich – Thomas Gutschker, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
France and Germany Talk … and Talk – Pierre Braincon, Politico
Deutschland hat kein Interesse, Macron blind zu folgen – Klaus Geiger, Welt

Dealing with Putin
Russia’s Been Waging War on the West for Years. We Just Haven’t Noticed. – Max Boot, The Washington Post
Is It Time for Germany to Revisit Its Russia Relationship? – Maximiliane Koschyk, Deutsche Welle
Vladimir Putin’s Great Deceit – Ingo Mannteufel, Deutsche Welle
Der große Täuscher – Christina Hebel, Spiegel
Patriotismus reicht nicht – Frank Nienhuysen, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Putin’s Victory, Europe’s Temptation – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe