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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. (November 9, 2018)

Chancellor Merkel’s Legacy and Future
Am Ende – Jakob Augstein, Spiegel
Angela Merkel’s Departure Will be Profound for Europe, the World – Daniel S. Hamilton, San Francisco Chronicle
The Long, Painful End of Angela Merkel – Josef Joffe, Politico
Angela Merkel’s Vision Problem – Yascha Mounk, Foreign Affairs
Was bleibt von Merkel? – Ralph Bollmann, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Trump May End up Missing Merkel More Than He Realizes – Desmond Lachman, The Hill

Merkel’s Successor
Merkel’s Likely Successor: Nobody in Particular – Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg Opinion
Angela Merkel Exit Plan Sparks Succession Battle in Party Ranks – Jon Henley, The Guardian
Zwischen Aufbruch und Angst – Stephan-Andreas Casdorff, Tagesspiegel
Dann doch lieber noch ein bisschen Merkel – Thomas Fricke, Spiegel
Merz könnte CDU sympathischen Sebastian-Kurz-Effekt bescheren – Susanne Gaschke, Welt

State of the Union
Fortress Europeans – Alexander Clarkson, Berlin Policy Journal
Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning – Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate
The Economic Crisis Is Over. Populism Is Forever. – James Traub, Foreign Policy
How the European Union Works – Patrick J. Kiger, How Stuff Works
Streit mit Italien gefährdet Euro-Reformen – Alexander Mühlauer, Süddeustche Zeitung
Was ist dran an den Spekulationen? – Jochen Buchsteiner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

All Eyes on the Midterms
Midterms of Engagement: How the Next US Elections Will Affect Europe – Jeremy Shapiro, European Council on Foreign Relations
Was die Midterms für Deutschland bedeuten – Mathias Müller Blumencron, Tagesspiegel
What Germany and EU Are Watching in US Midterm Elections – Christian Trippe, Deutsche Welle
US Midterms — a Battle over Principle, Not Facts – Ines Pohl,  Deutsche Welle
Washington Thinks Voters Hate Foreign Entanglements. The Data Says Otherwise.– Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, The Washington Post