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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. (July 13, 2018)

Upcoming NATO Summit
NATO and European Security in the Trump Era – Kirk Bennett, The American Interest
Ahead of NATO Summit, Ambassador Says US Troops Will Stay in Germany – Karen Deyoung, Stars and Stripes
Saving NATO From Trump – Ana Palacio, Project Syndicate
Angela Merkel: NATO Must Refocus on Russia Threat – Janosch Delcker, Politico
Und sie bewegt sich doch – Michael Stabenow, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Give Trump His Due: Europe Must Spend More on NATO – Matthieu Borsboom, Politico
Die USA und Europa – zwei, die sich brauchen – Gerd Appenzeller, Tagesspiegel

Germany’s New Immigration Policy
Angela Merkel, Escape Artist – Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic
Germany’s Sidelined Social Democrats Left with Bad Options, Again – Thomas Latschan, Deutsche Welle
Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel – Melanie Amann, Anna Clauß, Et. al., Spiegel
Europe: Germany’s New Immigration Plan Raises Bigger Questions – Stratfor
„Bayerische Grenzpolizei wird selbstständig Kontrollen durchführen“ – Stefan Aust, Peter Issig, and Jacques Schuster, Welt
CSU profitiert nicht von harter Linie – Zeit Online

Europe’s Liberal Order
Time for Europe to Embrace Democracy – Alberto Alemanno, Politico
Merkel and Macron Defend a Diminished Vision of European Values – James McAuley and Luisa Beck, The Washington Post
Liberal Europe Isn’t Dead Yet. But Its Defenders Face a Long, Hard Struggle – Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian
Im Unterbietungswettbewerb – Anja Maier, Tageszeitung

Trade and Tariffs
Tariff Troubles for Germany Won’t Stay in Germany – Richard Barley, The Wall Street Journal
Trumps Vorteil im Handelskrieg – Thomas Fricke, Spiegel

Relations with China
Trump Cannot Bring Europe and China Together – François Godenment, European Council on Foreign Relations
Beyond the Trade War, US and China Fight for Economic Supremacy – Thomas Straubhaar, Deutsche Welle
Von China lernen – Henrik Müller, Spiegel
Deutschland sollte sich für Freihandel mit China starkmachen – Dorothea Siems, Welt

Brexit
Bundesregierung stellt Seehofer bloß – Daniel Brössler and Nico Fried, Süddeustche Zeitung
Mays Plan – Klau-Dieter Frankenberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung