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Much More Than Just “the Beautiful Game”
EURO 2016 through the Lens of EU Politics
by Julian Rappold
Heinrich Böll Stiftung European Union, June 8, 2016
In a blog entry for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Julian Rappold reflects on how the European Championship can be seen as a stock-taking exercise of the continent’s geopolitical status quo and the European zeitgeist.
Diplomacy by other Means
Diplomacy by other MeansSoft power and the policy "Divide and Conquer"
by Josef Braml
Handelsblatt Global Edition, May 17, 2016, reprinted with permission
The DGAP's Josef Braml outlines the United States’ practice of wielding trade agreements as diplomacy by other means
The Roots and Instruments of Russia's Information Campaign
Isolation and Propaganda
by Stefan Meister
"Isolation and Propaganda: The Roots and Instruments of Russia's Information Campaign," Transatlantic Academy 2016–16 Paper Series 6 (April 2016), 14 pp.
The DGAP's Stefan Meister develops for Washington's Transatlantic Academy the topic of Russia's “soft,” non-military influence on the post-Soviet sphere and the European Union. Instruments include Russian export media such as the television broadcaster RT and the media platform Sputnik, the targeted expansion of informal financial networks, and funding and support for left- and right-wing populist political parties and organizations.
The Ukraine conflict and the crisis with Russia will not go away if the EU eases or lifts the sanctions
Judy Dempsey asks Stefan Meister and other experts: Is Europe Wobbling Over Sanctions on Russia?
by Stefan Meister
"Judy Asks: Is Europe Wobbling Over Sanctions on Russia?" Carnegie Europe Blog, June 1, 2016.
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 whether the EU would continue its sanctions against Russia.
Russia’s Putin and Putin’s Russia: How They Work and What We Should Expect
Russia’s Putin and Putin’s Russia: How They Work and What We Should ExpectChapter Three of The Eastern Question Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a DGAP co-publication
by Vladislav Inozemtsev
Chapter 3 of The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, co-published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), 2016, 264 pp. The publication was generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Vladimir Putin has become another life-long ruler of Russia, a nation so unfamiliar with any kind of democratic governance. As Western analysts puzzle over the motives of Russia’s paramount leader, the pressing question is no longer “Who is Mr. Putin?” but “What does Mr. Putin want?” In what direction is he now taking not only his own country, but also the whole world? A chapter from the DGAP's forthcoming co-publication with the Center for Transatlantic Studies at John Hopkins University.
What the West Must Do
What the West Must DoPart II of The Eastern Question Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a DGAP co-publication
by Daniel Hamilton, Stefan Meister
Excerpted from The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, co-published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), 2016, 264 pp. The publication was generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
A section of the DGAP's forthcoming co-publication with the Center for Transatlantic Studies at John Hopkins University asks three important questions: What should the West do with Russia? What should the West do with the Common Neighborhood; and What should the West do for itself?
The Eastern Question: Recommendations for Western Policy
The Eastern Question: Recommendations for Western PolicyA co-publication from the DGAP and SAIS's Center for Transatlantic Relations
by Daniel Hamilton, Stefan Meister
The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the German Council on Foreign Relations/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, 2016, 264 pp. This publication was generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Developments across Europe’s East are testing assumptions that have guided Western policies for 25 years. The Transatlantic Strategy Group brought together analysts and decision-makers to build Western awareness, understanding, and – where possible – consensus on Eastern policy. Senior officials, experts, scholars, and foreign-policy strategists took part in a series of consultations in Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Washington. This volume presents their findings and recommendations.
Eastern Challenges
Eastern ChallengesChapter One from The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a DGAP co-publication
by Daniel Hamilton, Stefan Meister
Chapter One of The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a new book co-published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the German Council on Foreign Relations/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, 2016, 264 pp.
Russia under Putin is an authoritarian system cloaked in the trappings of “democracy” yet run by a kleptocratic oligarchy that excludes all but a few insiders from political power and uses administrative resources to enrich itself and to control or suppress media, opposition and civil society. The DGAP is pleased to present the first chapter of its co-publication with the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. This book was generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Western Dilemmas
Western DilemmasChapter Two of The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a DGAP co-publication
by Daniel Hamilton, Stefan Meister
Chapter Two of The Eastern Question: Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, co-published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), 2016, 264 pp.
Eastern Europe’s future is likely to be shaped in large part by the interplay between the region’s legacy challenges, Putin’s Ozero maxims, and the precepts of the Maidan. Western engagement can make a difference. But Russia’s assertiveness and Ukraine’s tumult come at a time of immense strain on Western countries.
The Thin-Skinned President’s Outrage
German-Turkish relations under pressure over satirical poem
by Julian Rappold
Heinrich Böll Stiftung European Union, April 25, 2016
In a blog entry for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Julian Rappold sums up the current debate over the limits of satire in Germany. A controversial poem by German comedian Jan Böhmermann, coming just weeks after Chancellor Merkel's deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop the flow of migrants trying to reach Europe, put German-Turkish relations to the test and nearly developed into a state affair.
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