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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. (March 8, 2019)

German-American Relations
Trump or Europe: Who Is Right? – Ivan Eland, RealClearWorld
‘Washington Has Become Much Rougher’: Germany Is Still Recalibrating With Trump – Simon Schütz, NPR
Die Deutschen (ver-)zweifeln an Amerika – Oliver Georgi, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Americans and Germans Disagree on the State of Bilateral Relations, but Largely Align on Key International Issues – Jacob Poushter and Alexandra Castillo, Pew Research Center

Germany’s Leadership Role
The Unready Hegemon – Constanze Stelzenmüller, Berlin Policy Journal
Germany’s Policy Choices Are Hastening The Decline Of NATO – Loren Thompson, Forbes
The Eastern Blind Spot in German Leadership – Julia-Sabina Joja, The American Interest

German Domestic Politics
Germany’s Center Parting – Michael Bröning, Politico
Germany’s Hidden Crisis – Julia Damphouse, Jacobin

Digitalization and Cybersecurity
The Huawei Conundrum – Noah Barkin, Berlin Policy Journal
Berlin Blackout Raises Questions over Germany’s Power Grid – Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle
The China-Germany ‘No Spy’ Pact on 5G Technology: Angela, Please Call Barack – Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute
„Schweiz zeigt, wie Deutschland 5G längst nutzen könnte“ – Simon Book, WirtschaftsWoche
Der erste Cyberkrieg der Welt – Konstantin Eggert, Deutsche Welle

European Union
Da wollen wir hin! – Ulrike Guerot, Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
Europe Isn’t Realistic. It’s Weak. – Adam Tooze, Foreign Policy
Keep Politics Out of Europe’s Competition Decisions – Patrick Rey and Jean Tirole, Project Syndicate

Protecting Industry
Europa muss mehr Industriepolitik wagen – Alexander Hagelüken, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Unsere Marktwirtschaft braucht ein Öko-Update – Danyal Bayaz, Welt
Germany is Going to Promote and Protect Industrial Champions. – Nikolaus Piper, German Times