German Council on Foreign Relations

Banning YouTube in Russia: Just a Matter of Time

Why the Last Free Social Media Platform in Russia Is Crucial for Informing Society

YouTube is the last bastion of free expression and information in Russia, with over 93 million users. A ban on the platform would hurt democratic principles and freedom of speech in the country – and it is not a question of if but when. To prevent the further isolation of Russian society, democratic policymakers must act swiftly by urging Google to cooperate and to bolster YouTube’s infrastructure, as well as by reviewing sanctions. 

Philipp Dietrich

The AI Election Year

How to Counter the Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Katja Muñoz

Trump-Proofing Europe

How the Continent Can Prepare for American Abandonment
Prof. Dr. Guntram Wolff
Camille Grand
Arancha González Laya
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On the Wrong Track

The German government has straightjacketed itself by a return to the “debt brake,” pursuing a stringent fiscal policy at a time when the country is trying to fight its way of out a recession. Two of three ruling parties think the approach is wrongheaded.

Dr. Henning Hoff
Berlin Cable
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The Case for an EU-US Economic Security Alliance

Despite much goodwill on both sides, trade and economic relations between the United States and Europe have remained strained. Working together to collectively improve transatlantic geoeconomic security would offer a way forward.

Dr. Markus Jaeger
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