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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. (March 24, 2017)

Reflecting on the Merkel-Trump Meeting
Donald and Angela’s Awkward Adventure – David A. Graham, The Atlantic
Clumsy Trump Meets Confident Merkel – Miodrag Soric, Deutsche Welle
Berlin Strikes Back Against Trump Claim That Germany Owes ‘Vast Sums’ to NATO, US – Jacopo Barigazzi, Politico
Der Schuldeneintreiber – Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
An Axe Hangs Over the Liberal Order. Can Merkel Convince Trump to Put it Down? – Josef Joffe, The Guardian
Der Gipfel des Irrsinns – Bernd Riegert, Deutsche Welle
Stimmen Sie ab – Wie soll Merkel mit Trump umgehen? – Welt
Punishing Germany on Defense Is a Losing Strategy – Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Germany, the UK, and Brexit
Berlin to the Rescue? A Closer Look at Germany’s Position on Brexit – Sophia Besch and Christian Odendahl, Centre for European Reform
Why Berlin Won’t Give Theresa May an Easy Ride Over Brexit – Christian Odendahl, The Guardian
Britain and Germany are Going to Work Together on Defense Despite Brexit – Oscar Williams-Grut, Business Insider

Preparing for the G20
The G20’s Dilemma – Henrik Böhme, Deutsche Welle
U.S. Prevails in an Unusual G-20 Communique – Mohamed A. El-Erain, Bloomberg View

SPD Leadership
3 Takeaways from the Schulz Coronation – Janosch Delcker, Politico
Hundert Prozent Schulz – Jasper von Altenbockum, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
After the Euphoria, it’s Showtime for Schulz – Sabine Kinkartz, Deutsche Welle
Vom Ich zum Wir – Stefan Reinicke, Tageszeitung

Relations with Turkey
EU-Turkey Migrant Deal in Peril – David M. Herszenhorn and Jacopo Barigazzi, Politico
Why Europe Must Part Ways with Erdogan – Ahmet S. Yayla, The Washington Post

Election results in Netherlands
‘Trump’ Doesn’t Translate into Dutch – E.J. Dionne Jr., The Washington Post
The Dutch Give Up on Trumpism – Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard
Dutch Election Slows Europe’s Populists – Claus Hecking, Spiegel