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Weekly News Digest

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Each week the ACG brings you a compilation of timely analysis and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. (August 18, 2017)

German Elections
Angela Merkel Is Hurting German Democracy – Paul Hockenos, Foreign Policy
Angela Merkel Keeps Her Cool in Campaign Kickoff – Victor Brechenmacher, Politico
Warum die Themen dieses Wahlkampfes nicht zünden – Jasper von Altenbockum, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Schulz ist der Chuck Berry der deutschen Politik – Markus Engels, Die Welt

Germany’s Refugee Policy
Merkel’s Generous Refugee Policy Puts Germany at Risk – Robin Simcox, National Review
Merkel Identifies Libya as Key to Migration Crisis – Janosch Delcker, Politico

The German Economy
Opinion: Fear Starting to Rule the German Economy – Henrik Böhme, Deutsche Welle
Germany: From ‘Sick Man’ of Europe to Engine of Growth – Valentina Romei, The Financial Times

The Future of Europe
Paris and Berlin No Longer Look Outward to Secure Europe – Jeffrey Rathke, The Cipher Brief
Will Trump Unite Europe? – Zaki Laïdi, Project Syndicate
Europe, pack es an! – Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Michael Hüther, Philippe Martin and Guntram Wolff, Der Spiegel
Europa am Ende: Zeichen der kommenden Apokalypse – Srecko Horvat, Der Spiegel

Turkey
‘Nazis, Spies and Terrorists’: Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved? – Katrin Elger, Maximilian Popp, Christian Reiermann, and Michael Sauga, Der Spiegel
Turkey’s Economy: The Next Casualty of Erdoğan’s State of Emergency – Aykan Erdemir, Politico

Russia
Übertriebener Moralismus führt zu gar nichts – Jacques Schuster, Die Welt
Trump’s Weakness Against Putin is on Display – Again – Michael McFaul, The Washington Post
Trumps Dankesworte an Moskau: Eine törichte Botschaft – Christina Hebel, Der Spiegel

North Korea
Trumps Nordkorea-Show: Zum Totlachen – Marc Pitzke, Der Spiegel
Unlike Donald Trump, North Korea Has a Plan – Peter Sturm, Deutsche Welle
Ist das US-Militär vernünftiger als der Präsident? – Torsten Krauel, Die Welt

The Iran Deal
It’s Up to Europe to Save the Iran Deal – Tyler Cullis, Reza Marashi, Foreign Policy