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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. (December 15, 2017)

A New Chapter in Transatlantic Relations?
Europe in a Less Comfortable World – Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Speech at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum
Sigmar Gabriel’s Plea for a Different Europe – Jens Thurau, Deutsche Welle
Trump Policies Starting to ‘Crumble’ Traditional U.S.-Europe Ties, German Foreign Minister Warns – Anne Gearan and Souad Mekhennet, The Washington Post
Dann wird Deutschland allein sein – Michael Stürmer, Die Welt

United States of Europe?
Das SPD-Europa – Heike Göbel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Germans are Coming – Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico
Die Hybris eines Berufeuropäers – Holger Steltzner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Why the British Chose Brexit – Anand Menon, Foreign Affairs
Briten fahren Brexit-Gespräche an die Wand – Barbara Wesel, Deutsche Welle
Ein erster Deal – Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Germany’s Biggest Brexit Boon: Immigrants – Christian Odendahl, Politico
Brexit: UK Defers the Hard Choices – Peter Kellner, Carnegie Europe

Future of Europe
Europe’s Far Right Won’t Keep Winning If It Can’t Govern – Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Two-speed Europe is a Mistake – Bohoslav Sobotka, Politico
Is Multilateralism on the Wane? – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
The Window for EU Reform Has Closed for Now – Leonid Bershidsky, BloombergView
Europa – ein deutsches Drama – Thomas Fricke, Der Spiegel
Does Europe Really Need Fiscal and Political Union? – Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate
Don’t Sweat Institutions, Fix Relationships – Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest

Security and Defense
German Public Says ‘Jein’ to European Security – Ulrike Ester Franke, European Council on Foreign Relations
France Moves From EU Defense to European Defense – Claudia Major and Christian Mölling, Carnegie Europe

Europe and the Middle East
Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace – Juliane von Mittelstaedt, Der Spiegel
Eine Maus, die brüllen will – Die EU nimmt zu wenig Einfluss in Nahost – Bernd Riegert, Deutsche Welle

Influences on the German Election
Make Germany Great Again: Kremlin, Alt-Right and International Influences in the 2017 German Elections – Anne Applebaum, Peter Pomerantsev, et al., Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Institute of Global Affairs