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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. (May 11, 2018)

ACG-Atlantik-Brücke Transatlantic Survey
Current German and American Perceptions Concerning the Transatlantic Relationship – American Council on Germany and Atlantik-Brücke YouGov Report
Über Werte muss man streiten – David Deißner and Steven E. Sokol, Der Tagesspiegel
Deutsche und Amerikaner sehen gemeinsame Wertebasis schwinden – Oliver Georgi, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Alliance in Question: DW’s Brent Goff Asks Transatlantic Analyst Steven Sokol About the Growing Divide Between German and US Citizens – (Video)
‘TTIP Light’ Draws Scant Support within EU – Till Hoppe, Silke Kersting, Hans-Peter Siebenhaar, Klaus Stratmann, Handelsblatt Global

Iran Deal
Trumps Zerstörungswerk – Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Iran Deal Will Limp Along Without America – for Now – Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic
Brachte die deutsche Beharrlichkeit Trump um seine Geduld? – Clemens Wergin and Daniel-Dylan Böhmer, Die Welt
Macron, Merkel, May Express ‘Regret’ at Trump’s Iran Move – Paul Dallison, Politico
Hours into His New Job, Trump’s Ambassador to Germany Offends His Hosts – Rick Noack, Washington Post
How Trump’s Iran Drama Could Upend European Unity – Nic Robertson, CNN
Das Abkommen ist nicht tot – Interview with Heiko Maas, ARD
Europas Stunde – Christiane Hoffmann, Spiegel

EU-U.S. Trade Differences
What Is Donald Trump’s Trade Policy? Nobody Knows – John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Trump Tariff Plans Drive Wedge Between France and Germany – Bojan Pancevski and William Horobin, The Wall Street Journal
Transatlantic Allies Fall Out over Trade – Podcast with Jonathan Derbyshire, Financial Times
EU Considers Trade Quotas to Settle U.S. Tariff Threat – Jonathan Stearns and Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg
How Europe Should Respond to Trump’s Steel Tariffs – Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate
The US and Germany Are on a Trade Collision Course – Desmond Lachman, The Hill

German Defense Spending
Merkel Faces Defense Budget Dispute in Cabinet’s First Quarrel – Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg
German Defense Budget Angers Critics  Including the Defense Minister – Sebastian Sprenger, DefenseNews
Emmanuel Macron’s Coalition of the Willing – Paul Taylor, Politico
Freeloading Europe Unprepared for Trump’s America – Dalibor Rohac, Politico