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Weighing Values and Interests in German Foreign Policy
A debate at the DGAP between Eberhard Sandschneider and Jörg Lau
11/04/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Germany, German Foreign Policy
Weighing Values and Interests in German Foreign Policy
Any debate touching on German foreign policy – be it about Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, or arms exports – inevitably turns on the tension between principles and interests. The weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT recently gave new impetus to the discussion. It continues at the DGAP with a series devoted to this fundamental question of German foreign policy. At the inaugural exchange, Eberhard Sandschneider presented his positions and offered Jörg Lau, an editor at DIE ZEIT, the opportunity to respond.
Category: German Foreign Policy, Institutions and Actors, Government and Society, Political Culture, Europe, Germany
Russia and the West
Work together or go it alone? Discussion with Alexei K. Pushkov, Chair, Russian Duma Committee for International Affairs
11/03/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Haus der Deutsche Bank AG
Russia and the West
In his lecture at the DGAP Pushkov emphasized that Europe is an important partner for Russia. Diverse points of contact between the EU and Russia have developed over the past twenty years – ranging from questions of security and energy to cooperation in the face of financial crisis and the development of economic partnerships. A range of differences may be straining the relationship.
The EU as Crisis Manager: Between Expectations and Reality
Brussels Briefing with Pieter Feith and Claudia Major
27/02/2013 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | Europe, European Union
The EU as Crisis Manager: Between Expectations and Reality
The European Union’s common security and defense policy remains incomplete; only slowly is the EU becoming a strategic actor. Pieter Feith, international crisis management expert, and Claudia Major, deputy head of the research division for international security policy at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), discussed the current standstill on the establishment of a robust security and defense policy.
Category: European Union, CSDP, Europe
“Europe needs Turkey’s dynamism.”
Conference of the Fellowship Program Carl Friedrich Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance in Istanbul
14/02/2013 - 17/02/2013 | 10:00 - 18:00 Turkey, European Union
“Europe needs Turkey’s dynamism.”
Turkey’s EU membership would not only be an advantage for Turkey – Brussels, too, would gain, emphasized Turkey’s Minister for European Union Affairs Egemen Bağış at the alumni and interim seminar of the Goerdeler-Kolleg in Istanbul. In addition to EU accession, Turkish foreign policy, administration reform, and development plans for Istanbul’s infrastructure were discussed.
Category: European Union, Europe, Turkey
The US, Europe and Russia: Can They Work Together?
11/02/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | International Policy/Relations
Category: International Policy/Relations
“Gridlock is not an Option”
Sinan Ülgen, Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe, on the reinvigoration of the Turkish-European relations
11/02/2013 | 12:00 - 14:00 | DGAP | Turkey, European Union
“Gridlock is not an Option”
The perspective of an EU-accession for Turkey has receded far into the distance: Sinan Ülgen, Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe, presented his proposal to reinvigorate Turkish-European relations at a DGAP “Brussels Briefing.” With Almut Möller, head of the Oppenheim-Centre for European Policy Studies, he discussed new forms of flexible integration – not as an alternative but as a complement.
Category: European Union, Turkey
Pakistan before ISAF’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Discussion with Michael Koch, German special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Declan Walsh of the New York Times
05/02/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Pakistan, Conflicts and Strategies
Pakistan before ISAF’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan
The region is receiving international attention right now, above all, for the planned withdrawal of ISAF operations from Afghanistan in 2014. But 2013 will be decisive for the region too. Pakistan is to see considerable leadership turnover; elections for parliament and the provincial assemblies will take place this May, with presidential elections set for the fall. And because of several changes to the constitution, the political situation in the country is more stable than it was in 2008.
Category: Conflicts and Strategies, Pakistan, Afghanistan
A Hub for Peace Experts
Franziska Brantner, Green Party MP in the European Parliament, on the establishment of a European Peace Institute
23/01/2013 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | European Union
A Hub for Peace Experts
The European External Action Service is still being developed as the European Parliament is promoting another project: Franziska Brantner, European MP for the Green Party, introduced a Swedish-Finnish initiative for the founding of a European Peace Institute at a DGAP Brussels Briefing. Joined by Bundestag MP Joachim Spatz and Tobias Pietz from the Center for International Peace Operations, she discussed how the institute could look and the EU’s role as a civil power.
Category: European Union
A Golden Anniversary – But Now What?
Podium discussion on the state of Franco-German relations
15/01/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | France, Bilateral Relations
A Golden Anniversary – But Now What?
What is the state of the “couple franco-allemand” 50 years after the signing of the Elysee Treaty? And how have relations between the French and German people developed since then? These topics were discussed by French Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Bundestag MPs Rolf Mützenich and Andreas Schockenhoff, as well as France experts Sabine von Oppeln and Claire Demesmay at the DGAP.
Category: Bilateral Relations, Europe, France, Germany
Die internationale Sicht auf die deutsche Energiewende
10/12/2012 | 12:30 - 14:30 | DGAP | Resources and Energy
Category: Resources and Energy
An EU Without Great Britain?
German-British discussion at the DGAP on the likelihood and consequences of withdrawal
06/12/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union
An EU Without Great Britain?
Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, the political rift between the island of Great Britain and continental Europe has widened. Why opinions on the EU have diverged so much and why the answers to the financial crisis have varied so significantly – and what this could lead to – were the topics of a discussion at an Early Bird Breakfast with journalists David Charter of The Times and Quentin Peel of the Financial Times, as well as EU expert Almut Möller.
Category: European Union, Europe, United Kingdom
The Real China Challenge
04/12/2012 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | China
Category: China
Ukrainian Foreign policy and the priorities of its OSCE Chairmanship 2013
28/11/2012 | 14:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Ukraine
Category: Ukraine
The 8th Diplomatenkolleg in Hamburg
15/11/2012 - 16/11/2012 | 09:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Germany
The 8th Diplomatenkolleg in Hamburg
Media and economics – these were the main topics of the first study trip of the 8th Diplomatenkolleg to Hamburg from 15 to 16 November 2012. The participants also took a close look at the specific characteristics of German federalism during their visit to the Hanseatic city.
Category: Germany
A Tradition in the Making
EUMEF's 3rd Alumni Reunion on "The Changing Face of the Middle East"
15/11/2012 - 18/11/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
A Tradition in the Making
The 3rd Alumni Reunion brought together 74 Alumni of EUMEF and its predecessor programmes. It was held in Berlin, 15-18 November, and was kicked off with a keynote speech by Marina Ottaway.
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
The Reform Process in Eastern Europe and Eastern Partnership Policy of the EU
13/11/2012 | 12:30 - 15:00 | DGAP | European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), European Union
International Diplomats Programme
Excursion in Berlin: Tracing the past in the present
08/11/2012 | 09:00 - 21:30 | DGAP | Germany
International Diplomats Programme
In what way is the past significant for the present? What is Germany’s remembrance culture? What are the tasks of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the former GDR? What role do Germany’s political foundations play at home and abroad? Participants in the 4th International Diplomats Programme explored these and other questions at their program day in Berlin on November 8, 2012.
Category: Germany
Obama’s Next Steps
DGAP experts analyze the election, the situation in the US, and its effects on the transatlantic relationship
07/11/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Elections
Obama’s Next Steps
Barack Obama received a clear mandate for his second term, although he will once again be confronted with a Republican-dominated House of Representatives. “Obama’s clear victory cannot allow us to forget how deeply divided the United States is,” said Josef Braml. This division and the country’s economic problems will greatly constrict the government’s capacity to act. Josef Braml, Claudia Schmucker, and Eberhard Sandschneider assessed the results of the election and discussed its consequences with guests at the DGAP.
Category: Elections, United States of America
On The EU’s Borders – A Realignment of Frontex
Brussels Briefing at the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies
31/10/2012 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | European Union
On The EU’s Borders – A Realignment of Frontex
In December 2011, the mandate for the European border agency Frontex was expanded. The new regulations will improve the agency’s operative capacity and give more protection for basic rights. At the Brussels Briefing, Klaus Rösler, Ska Keller, Thomas Binder, and Roderick Parkes discussed Frontex’s new duties.
Category: European Union
Cyber Security – Wer ist dafür verantwortlich?
24/10/2012 | 18:30 - 20:30 | DGAP | Cyber Security
Category: Cyber Security
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