Transatlantic Renaissance?

German-American Relations in Obama’s Second Term

09/08/2013 | by Stormy-Annika Mildner, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker

Institut français des relations internationales, Note du Cerfa 104, July 25, 2013, 32 pages

Category: Transatlantic Relations, Security, Economy and Finance, Trade, United States of America, Germany

President Obama recently characterized the relationship between his country and Europe as “the cornerstone of our freedom and of our security.” This fits well with current efforts by Brussels and Washington to create the largest free-trade zone in the world. In terms of security policy, however, working together is a good deal more difficult. Points of contention will likely proliferate, from military capability to the war on terror to Internet surveillance. (Cerfa report in French and German.)

© Bundesregierung / Steffen Kugler

Working visit on June 19, 2013. Now more than ever, there is a need to talk, especially about security.