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  • Issue Brief posted May 16, 2014 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Luke Coffey Realistic U.S.–German Cooperation over Russia

    The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014 contains a number of effective proposals that advance transatlantic security cooperation while seeking to restrain Moscow’s imperial ambitions in Eastern Europe. However, one of the bill’s main proposals—enhancing U.S. ties with Germany to confront Russia—is a flawed idea. The Germans view the threat and challenges posed by…

  • Commentary posted December 12, 2011 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Sally McNamara Why the Euro is Fighting a Losing Battle

    The race to save the Euro lumbers on. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have done a deal for a new European intergovernmental agreement. It’s not an EU agreement, formally, but that’s the way it will work in practice. Nations will have to vet their budgets with Brussels before their national parliament gets a vote. Any country…

  • Commentary posted May 19, 2014 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Germany should help lead NATO response to Russia

    "I'd rather have a German division in front of me than a French division behind me." So quipped Gen. George "Blood & Guts" Patton. The German military machine was fearsome foe in World War II. That was then. Now is now. Following two incredibly bloody world wars, many worried that a strong Germany would always be a threat to world peace. Indeed, the division of Germany…

  • WebMemo posted July 12, 2006 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. President Bush in Europe: Shaping U.S. Policy Toward Germany

    President George W. Bush travels to Germany this week to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the G-8 summit in Moscow. In her first months as German leader, Merkel has made a significant effort to improve relations between Washington and Berlin in the wake of the tensions produced by disagreements over the war in Iraq.[1] The overt hostility that characterized…

  • WebMemo posted January 4, 2006 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. Germany's Strategic Error in the War Against Terrorism

    The Bush Administration and Congress should strongly condemn Germany's extraordinary decision to release convicted terrorist and murderer Mohammad Ali Hammadi. Hammadi's release last month and subsequent transfer to Lebanon raise major questions about Germany's commitment to the war on terror and will cast a shadow over the January 11 White House meeting between…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

  • Commentary posted February 6, 2007 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. Germany's Weak-kneed Approach to the War on Terror

    The huge controversy in Germany over the Khaled al-Masri case does not bode well for transatlantic cooperation in the war against Al Qaeda. Prosecutors in Munich have issued warrants for the arrest of 13 alleged CIA agents, prompting growing concern in Washington regarding Germany's commitment to aggressively fighting the war against terrorism. It threatens to derail…

  • Commentary posted January 14, 2011 by Ambassador Terry Miller A Tale of Two Recoveries

    Can a nation spend its way to prosperity? We don't have to guess. The experience of two countries over the last year - Germany and the United States - provides an answer. Prior to last summer's summit of the G-20 group of nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spurned President Obama's call to boost spending. For Merkel, control of government debt was the…

  • Lecture posted January 27, 2010 by Lee Edwards, Ph.D. Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    Abstract: "The fall of the [Soviet] empire," former Czech president Vaclav Havel wrote, "is an event on the same scale of historical importance as the fall of the Roman Empire." It is true that Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev repudiated the Brezhnev Doctrine--that the Soviet Union will use force if necessary to ensure that a socialist state remains socialist--and in so…

  • Lecture posted January 1, 1982 by Steve Pejovich Codetermination in the West: The Case of Germany

    This lecture is currently available only in PDF format.…

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  • Issue Brief posted November 9, 2016 by Daniel Kochis, Robin Simcox President Obama Should Push for Greater Transatlantic Security During Berlin Visit

    President Obama will travel to Europe from November 15–18, starting in Greece before traveling to Germany. In his sixth visit to Germany, Obama will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as the leaders of France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Germany is an important security partner of the United States and the largest economy in Europe. Because decisions made by…

  • Issue Brief posted April 29, 2016 by Luke Coffey, Daniel Kochis The 1997 NATO–Russia Founding Act Does Not Prohibit Permanent NATO Bases in Eastern Europe

    It is widely believed that in 1997, NATO promised Russia that it would not establish permanent military bases in any former Warsaw Pact countries that might someday become NATO members. This is in fact a myth that has been perpetuated by the Kremlin’s propaganda machine, as well as by the lack of diligent research and basic knowledge among commentators, politicians, and…

  • Issue Brief posted April 22, 2016 by Daniel Kochis Four Priorities for President Obama’s Last Visit to Germany

    President Obama is visiting Germany on April 24 and April 25. He will help open the Hannover Messe, a famous industrial trade fair, alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday. On Monday, the leaders of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States will meet to discuss the migrant crisis and terrorism. Germany is an important security partner of the…

  • Special Report posted June 6, 2014 by Alberto Alesina, Ph.D., Romina Boccia, Ryan Bourne, Salim Furth, Ph.D., David Howden, Ph.D., Filip Jolevski, Miguel Marin, Matthew Melchiorre, Derrick Morgan, Dalibor Rohac, Veronique de Rugy Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Revealed: An In-Depth Analysis of Spending, Austerity, and Growth

    About the Authors Preface Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Appendix: Country Profiles About the Authors Alberto Alesina, PhD, is Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the…

  • Issue Brief posted May 16, 2014 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Luke Coffey Realistic U.S.–German Cooperation over Russia

    The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014 contains a number of effective proposals that advance transatlantic security cooperation while seeking to restrain Moscow’s imperial ambitions in Eastern Europe. However, one of the bill’s main proposals—enhancing U.S. ties with Germany to confront Russia—is a flawed idea. The Germans view the threat and challenges posed by…

  • Issue Brief posted May 9, 2012 by J.D. Foster, Ph.D. Germany’s Economy Is Badly Exposed

    As the European economic crisis once again comes to a boil, many wonder how the Europeans put themselves in such hot water. This is a political crisis on top of an unemployment crisis, which bubbles on top of a fiscal crisis, underneath which is the critical element of an unsustainable imbalance in trade flows. While the trade imbalances within Europe have many causes,…

  • Special Report posted July 15, 2010 by Robin Harris, D. Phil. Europe: What Future?

    Abstract: The pretense that the European Union is successful and stable—and that the euro is a successful and stable currency—has been exploded by events surrounding the financial bailout of Greece. No one knows where the contagion will spread or how it may end. The world’s financial markets have occasionally teetered on the edge of panic. But the full implications of…

  • WebMemo posted March 4, 2010 by Sally McNamara, Baker Spring President Obama Must Not Remove Nuclear Weapons from Europe

    In April 2009—less than three months into his term of office—President Barack Obama laid out the centerpiece of his foreign policy vision for his Administration: the global eradication of nuclear weapons. Citing America’s atomic strikes against the Japanese Empire during World War II, President Obama stated that America has a “moral responsibility” to walk the “road to…

  • WebMemo posted February 12, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Khrystyna Kushnir After Ukraine Elections: What Is Next for U.S. Policy?

    On February 7, Ukrainians elected former Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych as president, a defeat for current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The first round of elections, held on January 17, appeared to be free and fair. The U.S. embassy and OSCE concluded that the second round of runoff elections were free and fair as well. Ukrainian courts may review some of…

  • Backgrounder posted December 3, 2009 by Sally McNamara NATO Allies in Europe Must Do More in Afghanistan

    Executive Summary Abstract: President Barack Obama recently announced a new strategy to lead the 43-nation NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to victory. Upon the request of General Stanley McChrystal, President Obama has ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops to…

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