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Why I Introduced the Baltimore Council Resolution to Remove Confederate Statues

Brandon Scott is a member of GMF's Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders' Network , which supports young, diverse elected leaders from the United States and Europe. The events on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, displayed a leadership vacuum at the highest level of U.S. government. At the local ...

Time to End the North Korea Sanctions Merry-Go-Round

The vote came as the North Korean regime threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike' on the United States. China and Russia joined the United States in a unanimous vote to impose sanctions that the U.S. Ambassador to the UN said would bite hard' for North Korean officials. Developments last weekend in ...

Open Dialogue and the Future of Philanthropy

How Open Dialogue among politicians can help Europe move beyond crisis and why the philanthropic sector should invest more in conversation spaces Open Dialogue and the Future of Politics - EFC AGA, Warsaw 2017 from Mercator European Dialogue on Vimeo. Round tables, waving strips of colourful paper, ...

BLOOMBERG LIVE: A Look at German Elections Scenarios

Sudha David-Wilp weighs in on the possible outcomes of the German election. Featured image: Photo credit: Cbies / Shutterstock Source publication: BloombergLink: Read the full articleResearch and analysis for: All Eyes on Germany - Federal Election 2017Date: Monday, August 14, 2017Featured in R&A: ...

How President Trump's State Department is Sabotaging America's Future Leadership

Stephen K. Bannon pledged to destroy the American administrative state.' Russian President Vladimir Putin is devoted to ending America's global leadership. One of their most enthusiastic, and unexpected, allies? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The State Department's decision to halt participation ...

CNN LIVE: Trump's Thinking Hasn't Changed After New Threat

In an interview with CNN, Laura Rosenberger responds to President Trump's latest comments on North Korea and the implications of his response globally.  Featured image: Photo credit: David n Madden / Shutterstock Source publication: CNNLink: Read the full articleResearch and analysis for: What's ...

CNN LIVE: No Signs of Imminent North Korea Activity

In an interview with CNN, Derek Chollet discusses the response toward North Korea under the Obama administration and the potential impact of President Trump's latest remarks.  Featured image: Photo credit: Astrelok / Shutterstock Source publication: CNNLink: Read the full articleResearch and ...

CNN LIVE: Trump's Thinking Hasn't Changed After New Threat

In an interview with CNN, Laura Rosenberger responds to President Trump latest comments on North Korea and the implications of his response globally.  Featured image: Photo credit: David n Madden / Shutterstock Source publication: CNNLink: Read the full articleResearch and analysis for: What's ...

How President Trump Could Tweet His Way Into Nuclear War With North Korea

North Korea's apparent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile puts it closer to having the ability to hit the United States with a nuclear warhead. This is an extraordinarily dangerous development. I worked on North Korea policy in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, at the ...

Washington and Beijing on Dangerous Collision Course Over North Korea

Now that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy of pressuring China to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs has failed, Washington's options are narrowing. The recent passage of a set of sanctions against Pyongyang by the United Nations Security Council may have given the U.S. some ...

North Korea's Failure Is Not a Success, Ignore at Your Own Peril

On the eve of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket launch, Japan's Self-Defense Forces were on high alert. They installed interceptors in Okinawa and sent destroyers to the East China Sea — maneuvers that haven't been seen for a decade. In the end, the rocket didn't even make it into the field of the SDF's ...

Could Immigrants Serve in the German Military? A New Take on Integration, National Identity, and Achieving Critical Security Objectives

In 2011, Germany ended mandatory military service for young men, a policy that had been in place since shortly after WWII. Now the country is struggling to fill its military ranks, an increasingly urgent need as international allies look to Germany to take on a larger role in Europe's security ...

The Game Has Changed: Russian Interference and the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Global democracy faces a new threat. The 2016 U.S. general election marked the first time in history that the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence expressed high confidence' that Russia ...

The Real Damage Trump Is Doing to Global Democracy

Two recent stories out of Washington reinforced the impression that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will not promote democracy abroad. First came word that those redrafting the State Department's mission statement are cutting out any language about democracy as a foreign-policy goal. ...

Russian Hackers Can't Beat German Democracy

Less than two months remain before Germans go to the polls in a general election. On the surface, this has been as regular an election season as can be: Parties have assembled their programs and teams, candidates have been out campaigning, and politics have mostly revolved around the classic issues: ...

The Methodology of the Hamilton 68 Dashboard

The Hamilton 68 Dashboard, hosted by the Alliance for Securing Democracy, tracks Russian influence operations on Twitter. The following document explains exactly what the dashboard shows and the methodology used to construct it. Dashboard Overview The dashboard monitors the activities of 600 ...

Navigating Your Career: How to Succeed in Foreign Policy

Insights from Two Foreign Policy Rock Stars WASHINGTON - As young professionals, we are often inundated with various 'how-to guides.' While they can be helpful in providing scope, in the end, some of the best advice can simply come from lived experiences. The German Marshall Fund's Young ...

Martin Schulz's Refugee Gamble

Politicians try to make refugees an election issue two months ahead of the polls. This could upset a delicate balance across Europe, writes a policy expert.  Spare a thought for Martin Schulz, the Social Democrats' candidate to challenge Angela Merkel for the office of chancellor. Only a few months ...

Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector

  Lieutenant General Stayce D. Harris gave the opening remarks at The German Marshall Fund's event Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector,'  speaking on the inclusive security paradigm and diversity in the U.S. armed forces. Lt. Gen. Harris is assistant vice chief of staff ...

Customs Union an Anchor for Turkey–EU Relations

Photo credit: Ege Gocmen / Shutterstock.com Germany is pushing its partners in the European Union to suspend any preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey pertaining to the modernization of the Customs Union agreement and to implement some measures to raise financial pressure on Turkey. Tensions ...