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Weekly News Digest

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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. (August 11, 2020)

Troop Drawdown
Pentagon Action to Withdraw from Germany Benefits Our Adversaries – Heather Conley and Kathleen Hicks, The Hill
Deutschland muss erwachsen werden – Josef Joffe, Die Zeit
Ghost Town Angst: How US Troop Withdrawal Is Shaking up a Bavarian Community – Laurenz Gehrke, Politico
Auf Wiedersehen to a Mostly Successful, Sometimes Rocky Arranged Marriage – David Clay Large, Foreign Policy

Nord Stream
Worum es beim Streit um die Gaspipeline wirklich geht – Renate Schubert, Der Tagesspiegel
Verzockt – Alan Posener, Die Zeit
US Senators Take Aim at German Port over Russia Pipeline – Frank Jordans, Washington Post

Learning from History
Britain Might Look to Germany to Heal the North-South Divide – Torsten Bell, The Guardian
Deutschland befindet sich in einer geopolitisch so prekären Situation wie seit 1989 nicht mehr – Moritz Koch, Handelsblatt
The Nuclear Risk Is “Higher Than It Has Been Since the Darkest Days of the Cold War” – Dietmar Pieper, Spiegel
Three Decades of Delusion – Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest

German Economy
Germany’s Carmakers in for a Bumpy Ride Ahead – Ashutosh Pandey, Deutsche Welle
Die Coronakrise ist für die Autobauer Dilemma, Herkulesaufgabe und Chance zugleich – Kirsten Ludowig, Handelsblatt
No Change Through Trade – Stephen Szabo, Berlin Policy Journal