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Frau Merkel Means What Frau Merkel Says
Frau Merkel Means What Frau Merkel SaysEuropeans have their destiny in their own hands, but transatlantic ties still matter
by Jana Puglierin
Globe and Mail (Toronto), May 31, 2017
Angela Merkel's "beer-tent speech" was not intended to throw transatlantic relations onto the dust heap of history. Her point, rather, was to stress that holding the EU-27 together is her number-one priority. By saying that the Europeans had their destiny “in their own hands,” she made the case for a stronger EU and a more active Germany.
Going All the Way to Zero
An audio interview with Pavel Podvig on nuclear disarmament and the New START treaty
by Juulia Barthel
This May, Pavel Podvig, an independent researcher working with the UN and Princeton University, joined the DGAP’s Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership to discuss Russia’s nuclear strategy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about the current state of Russia’s nuclear arsenal, the START Treaty, and what shape further nuclear disarmament could take. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Meet Deterrence with Deterrence
An audio interview with Pavel Felgengauer on nuclear strategy in Russia and the West
by Juulia Barthel
Pavel Felgengauer, an independent analyst of Russian military affairs, joined the DGAP’s Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership to discuss Russia’s nuclear strategy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about how Russian and Western deterrence differ from one another, and what Russia’s nuclear arsenal means for its Great Power status. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Take Cybersecurity Seriously
Judy Dempsey asks Stefan Meister and other experts: Can Europe Deal With Cyberattacks?
by Stefan Meister
"Judy Asks," Carnegie Europe Blog, May 17, 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 Cyberattacks
The Great Russia Myth
From the May Berlin Policy Journal
by Stefan Meister
Berlin Policy Journal, May 11, 2017
Vladimir Putin’s Russia may strike fear in the hearts of Europe and beyond, but much of what we see as strength is rooted in weakness. The West should be careful not to make it stronger than it is.
Europe and Iran
The Nuclear Deal and Beyond
by Cornelius Adebahr
Europe and Iran The Nuclear Deal and Beyond, by Cornelius Adebahr, 2017 Routledge, 196 pages
The EU’s approach to Iran has emerged as one of the few successes of European foreign policy. Still, its role in international negotiations from 2003, as much as its broader approach to Iran, are generally poorly appreciated by policy-makers in Europe, the United States, and around the world.
Macron’s Election may be Good News for Europe
Macron’s Election may be Good News for Europebut France’s Euroscepticism has not yet been put to rest
by Claire Demesmay, Julie Hamann
Published by International Politics and Society, May 8, 2017
It is no secret that Emmanuel Macron expects a great deal from cooperation with Berlin.
Russia’s Quest for a New Security Order
An audio interview with Pavel Baev
by Juulia Barthel
At the DGAP’s new Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership, Pavel Baev (professor at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo) discussed the logic and objectives of Russian security policy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about what drives Russia’s strategic approach and the resources available to fund its policies. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Is Populism on the Run?
Judy Dempsey Asks Milan Nič and Other Experts
by Milan Nič
Carnegie Europe Blog, April 2017
Milan Nič argues that relief at the first round of the French presidential elections might be misguided: not only did populist candidates altogether receive almost half the vote, the Front National could also win June’s parliamentary elections. While several European countries are in fact already governed by populists, Europe continues to face the danger of populism seeping into the mainstream and shaping agendas – irrespective of whether populists win an election.
Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency
Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency And Two Recommendations for Germany
by Daniela Schwarzer
DGAPstandpunkt 5 (April 25, 2017), 3 pages
Emmanuel Macron's presidency could be the last chance for liberal-minded politicians in France to reform the country – and the EU. Failure to do so could pave the way in five years’ time for a far-right or far-left president who would then begin undoing the EU.
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