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The Evolving Security Situation in the Middle East

Senior Resident Fellow Kristina Kausch gives her analysis on the evolving security situation in the Middle East to the European Parliment's Subcommittee on Security and Defense.  Featured image: Photo Credit: Bannafarsai_Stock / Shutterstock Source publication: EUTVLink: Read the full ...

A Year After: Trump and Transatlantic Relations in a Time of Risk

Almost a year into the Trump administration, uncertainty remains a hallmark of American foreign policy. Relations with Europe have yet to experience major change, but wider shifts in U.S. global engagement hold risks of their own for transatlantic relations. America's international policy has been ...

AARP Vice President on Livable Cities, Inclusion, and Disrupting Aging

Dorothy Siemon is vice president for policy development and integration for AARP. She recently participated in GMF's BUILD conference.  Q: We are here in Detroit with city planners and officials from both sides of the Atlantic talking about problem-solving a at the city level. Why is this an ...

Trump's Crackdown on Science

Editor's Note: This blog is part of an ongoing series of contributions from participants in The German Marshall Fund's flagship leadership development program, The Marshall Memorial Fellowship . The United States has led the world in scientific research for decades. In the Times Higher Education ...

Germany's Chance for a Reset

Over the weekend, Christian Lindner, the young, camera-loving chairman of Germany's Free Democratic Party , dashed hopes that Berlin would form a black-green-yellow Jamaica' coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and the Greens. After two months of negotiations, following the ...

In a Time of Strong Men Politics, How Do Women group?

The surge of right wing nationalist parties throughout Europe has led to an increase in sexist, demeaning remarks as well as attempts to repeal crucial legislation affecting women's rights, warn representatives of the Brussels Binder. Take the offensive comment by Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke who ...

And Yet, Europe: Atlanticism after the German Election

The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.' With this momentous quote, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new era of transatlantic relations earlier this year. Now, with talks to establish a new German government underway, questions arise over how a new ...

Germany's Coalition that Couldn't, and the Mess It Leaves

Transatlantic TakeBERLIN — Sunday a political earthquake hit Germany.  The Liberals — one of four parties in talks to form the new government following September's election – withdrew from the talks, removing Merkel's only remaining coalition option. Thus for the first time since 1949, there ...

Securing Democracy Dispatch

News and Commentary FEC begins process to draft new disclaimer rules for online political ads: The Federal Election Commission voted unanimously Thursday to begin the process of drafting new regulations for online political ads. The decision follows an open comment period that garnered 150,000 ...

German Ambassador to Ukraine on the Future of Defense Cooperation

New leadership on both sides of the Atlantic are considering their priorities against the realities of continued instability inside and outside Europe. While NATO looks East and South, the EU is also increasingly preoccupied with its hard security. Ukraine remains an important part of the equation, ...

Germany's Coalition that Couldn't, and the Mess It Leaves

Transatlantic TakeBERLIN — Sunday a political earthquake hit Germany.  The Liberals — one of four parties in talks to form the new government following September's election – withdrew from the talks, removing Merkel's only remaining coalition option. Thus for the first time since 1949, there ...

Germany's Coalition that Couldn't, and the Mess It Leaves

Transatlantic TakeBERLIN - Sunday a political earthquake hit Germany.  The Liberals – one of four parties in talks to form the new government following September's election – withdrew from the talks, removing Merkel's only remaining coalition option. Thus for the first time since 1949, there is ...

How Ukraine Got Caught Between East and West

In October 1994, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, Borys Tarasyuk, came to Washington. There he met with Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott, with whom Tarasyuk raised the question of NATO enlargement. Tarasyuk noted Moscow's growing discontent about NATO. In the event of enlargement, what was the ...

How Europe Is Standing Up for Itself

The European Union launched a new era in defense cooperation' on Monday, France 24 reports, with 23 of the EU's member nations agreeing to a program of joint military investment and project development.'  Ian Lesser, Brussels-based vice president for foreign policy at The German Marshall Fund of ...

Is There Hope for EU–Turkey Counterterrorism Cooperation?

Deutsche Welle interviewed GMF Senior Fellow Kadri Tastan on issues concerning EU–Turkey relations. Divergent perceptions on counterterrorism remains one of the biggest challenges, but might also be the main area of cooperation that can help overcome the current crisis in relations. Further ...

What to Expect from the New German Government?

This year's parliamentary elections in Germany have created a new political landscape in the country. Angela Merkel will remain Chancellor but without the solid majority that she used to enjoy. The new situation is opening up new alliances and policy priorities. In this Leadership Perspectives call ...

Subnational Leaders Say United States is Still In' on Climate

California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as one of the central subnational leaders on climate change, leading the effort to unite U.S. states, cities, and businesses with international leaders to address the defining problem of our time: climate change. President Trump's announcement that the ...

Is There Hope for EU–Turkey Counterterrorism Cooperation?

Deutsche Welle interviewed GMF Senior Fellow Kadri Tastan on issues concerning EU–Turkey relations. Divergent perceptions on counterterrorism remains one of the biggest challenges, but might also be the main area of cooperation that can help overcome the current crisis in relations.   Further ...

Internet Communication Disclaimer

Photo Credit: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock In response to the Federal Election Committee's call for public comments on internet disclaimer rules, Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly, the director and co-director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, submitted the following document that outlines the ...

The New Reality of a Differentiated EU

Editor's Note: This blog is informed by the parliamentarian conversations enabled by the Mercator European Dialogue network. Despite including quotes, general views expressed are the author's alone. All quotes not ascribed to any source are to be attributed to Members of Parliament from the ...

The Danger of Trump's Soft Spot for Thugs: NYT

The European Union launched a new era in defense cooperation' on Monday, France 24 reports, with 23 of the EU's member nations agreeing to a program of joint military investment and project development.'  Ian Lesser, Brussels-based vice president for foreign policy at The German Marshall Fund of ...

California Governor Jerry Brown in Europe to Take Action on Climate

GMF hosted California Governor Jerry Brown for a public address on November 9 in Brussels to talk about the critical importance of U.S. states, cities, and private sector in leading the way on the climate agenda, and the benefits of strong transatlantic cooperation at the subnational level for ...

BUILD in One Word

Perceptions of Democracy and Governance in the West

On both sides of the Atlantic, recent elections and referenda reflect a groundswell of populist sentiment, highlighting public dissatisfaction with the status quo, rejection of the establishment, and a desire to take back control.' GMF experts offer their analysis on the recently released report ...

Local Actors Build Understanding to Accelerate Climate Action

Diplomacy has been the traditional domain of national governments. In climate, this is no longer the case. With the announcement of the U.S withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, local actors in the United States are standing up alongside the international community to make clear that they have a key ...

An Inclusive PESCO Moves Forward Despite Remaining Concerns

Transatlantic TakePARIS/WARSAW — Yesterday, 23 EU member states agreed to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation , in a move that is perceived as an important step forward to a more coherent and integrated European defense. Other EU member states may decide to join before the Foreign Affairs ...

Shining More Light Every Day on Russia's Political Interference

One year after the 2016 presidential election, more facts about Russia's efforts to undermine American democracy are finally beginning to emerge. The recent congressional hearings on the Russian government's use of tech platforms to interfere in U.S. politics leave no doubt that these tools have ...

Tug of War: U.S. Cities Aiming for Change in 2017 Municipal Elections

By all accounts, some of the results of the municipal elections in the United States on Tuesday were not a total shock. Predictably, the mayors of Detroit, New York City, and Boston won re-election, the mayor of Pittsburgh was officially unopposed in the municipal elections, while the mayor of ...

Trumpism Will Follow Trump

Editor's note: The original article is published in French. Below is a short abstract of the original piece's contents.  The sentiment among voters that elevated Trump to office will not go away when Trump leaves office, argues Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer. While it would be simple to dismiss Trump's ...

Sexism on America's Front Lines

Editor's Note: Susan Glasser's weekly podcast, The Global Politico, joined Laura Rosenberger and other prominent Washington, DC women in security politics discussing the culture of sexism in the workplace.  Laura Rosenberger remembers telling a senior State Department official that she was going ...

Election Day Reflection: Diversity in Leadership with MEP Soraya Post

MEP Soraya Post receives GMF's Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders annually at the European Parliament in the context of her work to strengthen women in politics and to address racism and xenophobia across the continent. GMF cohosted a welcome dinner for MEP Soraya Post with the EU Parliament ...

CNN LIVE: North Korea Accuses U.S. of Practicing Sneak Attack

Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy speaks with CNN on the growing tension between North Korea and the United States. Featured image: Photo Credit: Mykyta Vitkovskyi / Shutterstock Source publication: CNNLink: Read the full articleResearch and analysis for: What's Trending: ...

Why the AfD Could Be Good for German Democracy

One of the big stories to come out of the German general election this September was the success of the Alternative for Germany , the far-right party that won nearly 13 percent of the vote and will now for the first time sit in the German Parliament. Although the AfD performed only slightly better ...

LIVE WUSA9: This Website Tracks Fake Russian News in Real Time—And You Can, Too

David Salvo of the Alliance for Securing Democracy speaks to WUSA9 on the Hamilton 68 Dashboard, an online tool that monitors more than 600 Russian Twitter accounts.  Featured image: Photo Credit: Sergey Nemirovsky / Shutterstock Source publication: WUSA9Link: Read the full articleDate: Tuesday, ...

Election Day Reflection: Diversity in Leadership with MEP Soraya Post

MEP Soraya Post receives GMF's Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders annually at the European Parliament in the context of her work to strengthen women in politics and to address racism and xenophobia across the continent.  GMF cohosted a welcome dinner for MEP Soraya Post with the EU Parliament ...

Germany's Re-assessment of Europe and Transatlantic Relations

Paul Adamson of Sharp Talk sat down with Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, director of GMF's Europe program, for a podcast titled "Germany's Re-assessment of Europe and Transatlantic Relations." Breaking down the conversation into domestic, Eurpoean, and transatlantic areas, Kleine-Brockhoff discusses a ...