Nord Stream 2: The Dead-End of Germany’s Ostpolitik

20/02/2019 | by Stefan Meister

The fight about the pipeline was supposed to give Germany cause to rethink its foreign-policy. Instead, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt its credibility.


  • Deterrence and Arms Control

    Europe’s Security without the INF Treaty: Political and Strategic Options for Germany and NATO

    von Christian Mölling, Heinrich Brauß | Arms Control and WMD
    DGAPkompakt 2 (February 2019), 4 pp.

    Deterrence and Arms Control

    In response to Russia’s breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the US will withdraw from the accord. As a result, Europe loses a central pillar of its security. Russia’s threat potential rises due to its intermediate-range missiles. They could split NATO into two zones of security and lead Moscow to assume it holds escalation dominance. Germany and NATO should review their defense policy options. NATO’s unity and credible deterrence, complemented by dialogue with Moscow, are key.

  • Us and U.S.?

    Not all in Europe want to be a “counterweight” to Donald Trump’s United States

    von Dr. Jana Puglierin | Europe-USA
    Berlin Policy Journal, Eye on Europe, September 4, 2018

    Germany wants a unified Europe that speaks to the US government with a strong voice. Foreign Minister Maas is right to call for a strong Europe. But first Germany needs to strengthen its commitment to EU security and defense policy.

  • Is Trump Wrong About NATO?

    Judy asks Daniela Schwarzer and other experts

    von Daniela Schwarzer | NATO
    Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe Blog, July 11, 2018, Carnegie Europe

    As part of her “Strategic Europe” blog for Carnegie Europe’s website, Judy Dempsey asked a selection of foreign and security policy experts, including the DGAP’s Director Daniela Schwarzer, wether Trump is wrong about NATO.


Transatlantic Relations under President Trump
Polish and German perspectives
15/06/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | United States of America
US Foreign Policy: How “America First” Affects Allies and Partners
12/10/2017 | 16:30 - 18:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Germany - USA
On October 12, 2017, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a background discussion on American foreign policy under the Trump administration.
Category: Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, United States of America
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
Bruce Stokes presented the results of a wide-reaching Pew Research Center poll
27/06/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
According to the Pew Center's recent survey of international opinion of the United States, a median of 49% of respondents have a favorable view of the country under President Trump – compared to 64 percent in the last years of the Obama administration. The decline in confidence is striking.
Category: Transatlantic Relations
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