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  • Germany’s Tax Policy Needs a Fresh Start
    Friedrich Heinemann
    July 07, 2017

    Berlin’s twin surplus threatens its global credibility. Germany should undertake a major tax reform that satisfies both the country’s critics and its defenders.

  • The Anglo-German Addiction to American Defense

    Daniel KeohaneThursday, July 06, 2017

    Germany and the UK are likely to remain dependent on U.S. defense, because the alternatives are currently too daunting for Berlin and London.

  • Judy Asks: Is the G20 at a Crossroads?

    Judy DempseyWednesday, July 05, 2017

    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • Letter From Riyadh

    Norah AlajajiFriday, June 30, 2017

      Amid a changing distribution of global power, it is more important than ever for Saudi Arabia and the EU to explore new ways to diversify their trade.

    • Breathing New Life Into European Defense

      Marc BentinckThursday, June 29, 2017

        There is more energy and interest in European defense cooperation than at any time in the last fifteen years.

      • The NATO-Russia Founding Act: A Dead Letter

        John R. DeniThursday, June 29, 2017

          The insistence of some NATO allies on maintaining commitments made to Russia twenty years ago risks undermining stability and security in Europe.

        • Judy Asks: Is Italy Europe’s Achilles’ Heel?

          Judy DempseyWednesday, June 28, 2017

            A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

          • The Contradictions of German Foreign Policy

            Judy DempseyTuesday, June 27, 2017

              German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to abandon the controversial Nord Stream pipeline is puzzling for several reasons.

            • Letter From Ankara

              Sinan ÜlgenFriday, June 23, 2017

                Increasingly, Turkey’s leaders seek to reshape their country’s relationship with the EU away from the goal of accession toward a framework more focused on trade.

              • A Transatlantic Approach Toward Iran?

                Emily B. Landau, Shimon SteinThursday, June 22, 2017

                  The United States and Europe should consider bringing their current divergent positions on Iran closer into line.

                • Judy Asks: Is Merkel Squandering Germany’s Strong Economy?

                  Judy DempseyWednesday, June 21, 2017

                    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

                  • The Prime Minister Who May Survive

                    Peter KellnerTuesday, June 20, 2017

                    A combination of parliamentary arithmetic and efforts to unite the ruling Conservative Party will probably keep UK Prime Minister Theresa May in office—for now.

                  • Macron Shapes Old and New Europe

                    Judy DempseyMonday, June 19, 2017

                      The EU’s political contours are being redrawn, as Western Europe’s renewed influence is poised to eclipse the union’s Eastern members.

                    • Letter From Seoul

                      Steven DenneyFriday, June 16, 2017

                        Recent changes to the world order may allow the EU to play a more prominent role on the Korean Peninsula, especially when it comes to security.

                      • Credible EU Defense Means Rethinking Sovereignty

                        Claudia MajorThursday, June 15, 2017

                          Unless Europeans agree to compromise on national sovereignty at the EU level, current defense initiatives will amount to all talk and no action.

                        • Judy Asks: Is Britain Lost?

                          Judy DempseyWednesday, June 14, 2017

                            A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

                          • How Long Will the Greek Crisis Last?

                            Yannos PapantoniouMonday, June 12, 2017

                              If Greece is to recover from its eight-year-long debt crisis, the country will need massive investment and a systematic effort to rebuild institutions and retrain labor.

                            • France’s Rise and Britain’s Demise

                              Judy DempseyMonday, June 12, 2017

                                While Britain’s prime minister ushers in the decline of London’s influence in the world, France’s president seeks reforms that will reassert Paris’s role in the EU.

                              • Britain’s Postelection Future

                                Judy DempseyFriday, June 09, 2017

                                  A snap general election has turned into a political debacle for Britain and its leader, Prime Minister Theresa May.

                                • Letter From Washington

                                  Erik BrattbergFriday, June 09, 2017

                                    Europeans must prepare for a less romantic and more transactional view of the EU from Washington, as the U.S. president downplays the importance of the transatlantic relationship.

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