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Projecting Power
Projecting PowerRussia seeks to recapture its imperial past by exploiting former Soviet countries
by Stefan Meister
per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues (George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies), September 2017
Discussing Russia’s attempts to influence former Soviet countries requires a thorough understanding of just how important the “near abroad” is to the self-understanding and legitimization of the ruling Russian elites. Those elites define Russia’s role as a global power through its primacy as a regional power. As far as they are concerned, Russia can’t be a global player without being the dominant power in the post-Soviet region.
Russia Blends Cyber Attacks with Information War
Stefan Meister offers expert commentary to the Cipher Brief
by Stefan Meister
The Cipher Brief, September 17, 2017
Russia has shown it is both willing and capable of using cyber capabilities to interfere in the West’s democratic elections. With the German elections coming up on September 24, it is likely that Russia will again – much like the United States and France – seek to sow confusion and distrust intended to weaken the foundation of liberal democracy – its electoral process.
Is Ukraine Losing Its Way?
Judy Dempsey asks Stefan Meister and other experts about the current situation in Ukraine
by Stefan Meister
"Judy Asks," Carnegie Europe Blog, September 13, 2017
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 Stefan Meister, about the recent spat between Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko and Mikheil Saakashvili
How Germany Should Change Its Approach to Arms Control
How Germany Should Change Its Approach to Arms Control
by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling
Carnegie Europe, Strategic Europe Blog, September 7, 2017
The old habits of Cold War arms control no longer suit today’s security environment. It is time for Berlin to devise a new strategy.
Trump’s Non-Governmental Organization
Trump’s Non-Governmental Organization
by Josef Braml
DGAPstandpunkt 9 (September 2017), 3 pages.
Trump’s actions may appear impulsive and erratic, but there is method in the madness.
What Germany Needs To Do Next...
What Germany Needs To Do Next...On France and the EU
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin
Berlin Policy Journal, 5. September 2017
Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.
Detour d’Europe
Detour d’EuropeWhat the French president’s recent visit to Central and Eastern Europe reveals about his EU reform agenda.
by Milan Nič
Berlin Policy Journal, September 1, 2017
Emmanuel Macron has gone East to pursue reforms of European labor laws, but his real target was his audience at home. This could cause headaches, especially in Berlin.
When Worlds Collide
US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand for conflicting conceptions of the West.
by Jana Puglierin
Berlin Policy Journal, July 2017
US President Trump’s understanding of the West, as sketched out in his Warsaw speech, is actually very Polish – or rather, PiS-ish. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel’s West is a place where people share certain fundamental political beliefs, including liberal democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and gender equality
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Foreign Policy and the Next German GovernmentExperts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies
by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld
DGAPkompakt 7, Summer 2017, 42 pp.
A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).
A Revolution for Europe’s Defense Industry
A Revolution for Europe’s  Defense IndustryParis and Berlin want to jointly develop a European fighter jet.
by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling
DGAPstandpunkt 7, 17 July 2017
Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel took the Franco-German defense partnership to a new level with their announcement on July 13 to jointly develop the next generation European fighter aircraft – the biggest armament project imaginable in Europe at the moment.
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