09.07.2018
For a European Strategy for Nuclear De-Escalation

As NATO’s nuclear capability comes up for renewal, Europe should seize the chance to push for nuclear de-escalation.

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20.06.2017
Transatlantic Relations: Germany, Europe, and the US

How will the Trump administration’s policies influence EU defense, integration and upcoming elections, notably in Germany?

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24.01.2016
TTIP’s Dangerous Regulatory Duet

TTIP has become notorious over recent years. From Brussels to Berlin, Warsaw to Barcelona, more people know what these four letters stand for today more than ever before.

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01.09.2015
Choosing between Europe and TTIP

For Americans, much more so than for Europeans, security trumps freedom. The NSA is beyond the control of the President and of Congress; and the US, in the role of the benevolent protector, imposes its own ethical standards onto its allies in order to extract both economic profits and strategic political information. These differences between the US and Europe do not call into question the continued viability of NATO, but they do, however, negate both the desirability and the feasibility of forming a “Transatlantic Internal Market”.

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06.03.2015
The Free Trade Fairytale

TTIP and the other bilateral agreements of its kind are part of a political power struggle about influence and profits. But who are the players and the main winners in the distribution poker? A historical analysis demonstrates that, when transparency and reliable information are absent, citizens are usually the ones who lose out.

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02.03.2015
On the Way Towards Greater International Responsibility?

There is no shortage of material with which to criticise American policy. But what exactly is the aim of this criticism – decoupling from America, or the renewal of the West?

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28.02.2015
In Lockstep or Freestyle? The German-American Tango on Arming Ukraine

Foreign policy, as is generally known, is the extension of domestic politics. With Minsk II threatened by its collapse only days after the agreement was reached, stern warnings have been voiced on both sides of the Atlantic on the looming possibility of a transatlantic rift in case the U.S. would decide to arm the Ukrainian government with defensive military equipment. But where do the German and U.S. public stand on this issue?

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22.10.2014
CETA and TTIP: Bringing People’s Interests Back into Focus

Negotiations over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are being conducted as if they were private business deals. Trade policies, however, affect all of us and have implications for the global economy.

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