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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. (September 21, 2018)

Bavaria, CSU, and Seehofer
Der Gefährder – Melanie Amann, Annette Bruhns, Anna Clauß, Et al., Spiegel
Parteichef auf Abruf – Robert Roßmann, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Der Versuch, eine verlorene Vergangenheit ins Heute zu retten – Thomas Schmid, Welt
Oktoberfest from Hell for Merkel’s Bavarian Allies – Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico
Angela Merkel and Bavaria: What Germany’s Regional Election Means for the Chancellor – Jefferson Chase, Deutsche Welle

Fallout from Chemnitz
The Far-Right, Neo-Nazis, & Counter-Protests in Eastern Germany – Midday on WNYC
BMW und Lufthansa sorgen sich um Deutschlands Ansehen – Jan Dams, Gerhard Hegmann, and Philipp Vetter, Welt
Germany Still Has an East-West Divide — But Now it’s about Attitudes Toward Refugees – Erik Kirschbaum, Los Angeles Times
Woher kommt die Wut in Ostdeutschland? – Antje Sirleschtov, Der Tagesspiegel

German Economy
Germany is Quietly Rebalancing its Cconomy – But This Will Not Fix the Eurozone’s Flaws – Donato Di Carlo, London School of Economics and Political Science
Germany: Late is Not Too Late – Carsten Brzeski, ING Think

The Liberal World Order
The Return to Great-Power Rivalry Was Inevitable – Thomas Wright, The Atlantic
Roundtable Feature: Now What? Lessons for Europe from the NATO Summit – Ulrike Franke, Texas National Security Review
The Ominous Decline of Social Democracy – E.J. Dionne Jr, The Washington Post

Germany’s Leadership Role
Deutschland ist zu sehr mit sich selbst beschäftigt – Daniel Brössler, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role – Matthias Gebauer and Konstantin von Hammerstein, Spiegel
Lasst uns in Ruhe mit euren Kriegen! – Jakob Augstein, Spiegel

Financial Crisis – Ten Years Later
Eine neue Finanzkrise wäre nicht zu bekämpfen – Carla Neuhaus, Der Tagesspiegel
Die Großmutter aller Probleme – Thomas Fricke, Spiegel
Ten Years After the Crash: Have the Lessons of Lehman Been Learned? – Yanis Varoufakis, Ann Pettifor, Mark Littlewood, Et al., The Guardian