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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. (February 17, 2017)

Steimeier elected President
Zum Glück gibt es das Establishment – Roland Nelles, Spiegel
Das müssen Sie über Frank-Walter Steinmeier wissen – Stern
President Steinmeier – Christoph Strack, Deutsche Welle
Was andere so alles erwarten – Rainer Blasius, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

NATO, Russia, and Security 
Getting on With Transatlantic Security – John R. Deni, Carnegie Europe
NATO Must Become Self-sufficient in Europe –Miodrag Soric, Deutsche Welle
Why NATO Needs a European Pillar – Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Politico
Ischinger vor Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz „Europäer müssen Einigkeit demonstrieren“ – Thorsten Knuf, Berliner Zeitung
The Kremlin Is Starting to Worry About Trump – Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes, Foreign Policy
The United States, The Russian Federation and the Challenges Ahead – Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Julianne Smith, Center for a New American Security
Munich Security Report 2017: “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”

The Future of the EU
How Trump Will Save Europe – Mark Leonard and Vessela Tcherneva, European Council on Foreign Relations
The European Unraveling? – Ana Palacio, Project Syndicate
Brexit Can Wait. Europe’s Pressing Worry is its Fracturing Eastern Democracies – Jan Kubik, The Guardian
„Die EU ist Opfer einer perfiden Diffamierungskampagne“ – Sonja Gillert and Daniel Friedrich Sturm, Welt

Merkel in Poland
Merkel Gets Support (of sorts) from Poland – Annabelle Chapman, Politico
Pariah No More? Poland Weighs Its Options – Piotr Buras, European Council on Foreign Relations
Energy in the German-Polish Relationship – Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Kai-Olaf Lang, Karsten Neuhoff, Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal, SWP

Competing for the Chancellery?
Could this be the End of the Angela Merkel Era? – Matt Qvortrup, Newsweek
Merkel gegen Schulz: Was das für die Wirtschaftspolitik bedeutet – Marc Beise, Süddeutsche Zeitung
SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz ‘The Trump Approach Will Never Be Our Approach’ – Klaus Brinkbäumer, Markus Felderkirchen, and Horand Knaup, Spiegel
Die rätselhafte Wucht des Phänomens Martin Schulz – Thomas Schmid, Welt
Germany’s New Front-runner: The Schulz – Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico

The Euro
Is Germany a Currency Manipulator? – Silvia Merler, Bruegel
Don’t Sell the Euro Short. It’s Here to Stay. – Barry Eichengreen, Bloomberg View
Germany Posts Record Trade Surplus: Is It Exploiting the Euro? – Szu Ping Chan, The Telegraph
Der Euro – funktioniert doch – Thomas Fricke, Spiegel

Transatlantic Trade
Trump’s Next Trade Target: Europe’s Scooters and Cheese – Hans von der Burchard and Adam Behsudi, Politico
Germany’s Exports and Trump’s Vexation – Henrik Böhme, Deutsche Welle