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Weekly News Digest

In the news…

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. (January 18, 2022)

Meetings with Russia
Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following the Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council
NATO, Russia in a Standoff after Talks in Brussels – David M. Herszenhorn, Politico
What Have Ukraine Talks Achieved, and Is War Now More Likely? – Julian Borger, The Guardian
Stark Differences over Ukraine Overshadow High-Stakes Russia-NATO Talks – Perry Stein, Robyn Dixon, Missy Ryan, and Paul Sonne, Washington Post
Nerven bewahren – Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Deutschland muss eine klare Haltung einnehmen – Sergey Lagodinsky, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

American Foreign Policy
America Is Less Secure with an Isolationist Foreign Policy – Eric R. Mandel, The Hill
How Adversaries Size Up Biden’s Foreign Policy – Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal
Why Some Europeans Hesitate at Biden’s Fight Against Authoritarians – Lenora Chu, Christian Science Monitor

European-Asian Relations
What to Expect from Europe-ASEAN Relations in 2022 – David Hutt, Deutsche Welle
Can Europe’s Global Gateway Offset China’s Belt and Road? – Jagannath Panda, National Interest
Understanding China-EU Relations in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative – Catherine Jones, London School of Economics and Political Science

Climate Change Policy
The Four Pillars of European Green Deal Diplomacy – Emmanuel Guerin, European Council on Foreign Relations
Germany Leads Europe with Target to Reach 100% Clean Power by 2035 – Charles Moore, Euractiv
Gas Is the Bad Habit Europe Can’t Kick – Karl Mathiessen, Politico

In the news…

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. (July 16, 2021)

Transatlantic Relations
How America Fell out of Love with Europe – Bruno Macaes, Politico
Will Europe Rise to Biden’s Challenge? – Sigmar Gabriel, Project Syndicate
Biden and Merkel to Discuss Afghanistan, Cybersecurity and Nord Stream Pipeline this Week – Amanda Macias, CNBC
Will Merkel’s Final Washington Visit Improve the German-American Relationship? – Jackson Janes and Stephen F. Szabo, National Interest

Angela Merkel and Germany’s Role in the World
The Other Side of Angela Merkel – Mathias Matthijs and R. Daniel Kelemen, Foreign Policy
Im Zweifel opportunistisch – Henrik Müller, Spiegel
Außenblick – International perspectives on Germany – GIZ Magazine

NATO and Nuclear Policy
NATO and Its Nuclear Policy: In Contradiction to its Own Security Objectives – Jean-Marie Collin, Susi Snyder, and Tuva Widskjold, Euractiv
Weapons of Mass Debate – Germany’s Unease Around Nuclear Deterrence – Claudia Major and Christian Mӧlling, Institut Montaigne
Germany’s Upcoming Election and the Future of Nuclear Sharing – Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution

Troop Pull-out of Afghanistan
Bundeswehr vor den Reichstag – Lorenz Hemicke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Biden Knows Afghanistan Withdrawal Is the Right Thing — Despite Political Risks – Ed Rendell, The Hill
The U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan Creates Uncertainty for Russia – Mark Episkopos, National Interest
Es war einmal in Afghanistan – Christian Zaschke, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Relations with China and Russia
Why Russia and China Are Cooperating More Than Ever – Andranik Migranyan, National Interest
Die deutsche Wirtschaft muss sich auf eine Entkopplung von China einstellen – Mortiz Koch, Handelsblatt
Wie China die Prioritäten des Westens testet – Juliane Schäuble, Tagesspiegel
Why Germany’s Relationship with Putin’s Russia Is a Problem for Ukraine – John Lough, Atlantic Council
Quo Vadis – Igor Ivanov, Modern Diplomacy