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Fulbright Alumna interviews Chancellor Merkel NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 16 Hours ago
Ahead of her US visit Chancellor Merkel answered questions from Fulbright Alumna Kate Lindemann on TTIP, the US funding cuts to an exchange program with Germany, and racism & xenophobia in the US and Germany. Video is in German:...
We Saved Fulbright, Now We Need to Save CBYX NEW
Atlantic Review 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours ago
When the Obama administration wanted to cut $30 million from the Fulbright budget last March, the alumni started the Save Fulbright campaign. It was a success, the Senate and House voted to restore the funding and in December, President Obama "signed...
"Befreiung" ist was anderes als "Uebergabe" NEW
Atlantic Review 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Schlechter Journalismus: Tagesschau, Focus und Bild schreiben über eine „Befreiung“ eines entführten Entwicklungshelfers, obwohl es sich um eine Übergabe handelte. Purer Zufall? Was könnte dahinter stecken? Ak...
Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation NEW
Atlantic Review 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The German media is full of NSA and TTIP criticism, but 56% of Germans still want more cooperation with the United States. That’s a surprisingly positive result of the Körber-Foundation poll “Involvement or Restraint” in suppor...
Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen NEW
Atlantic Review 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Twitter is much less popular in Germany than in the United States. There is, however, an increasing number of think tankers, journalists, graduate students, politicians who debate German foreign policy, NATO, and security issues in general on Twitter...
Discussing Transatlantic Relations on Deutsche Welle TV NEW
Atlantic Review 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Ahead of Chancellor Merkel's US trip I had the pleasure to be on the TV talkshow "Agenda" at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. I answered questions on Merkel's agenda, the NSA scandal, TTIP, and whether Germany is firmly in th...
NATO's Tightrope Walk: Reassuring Frontline Allies without Provoking Russia NEW
Atlantic Review 11 Months, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The German Council on Foreign Relations hosted the US and German ambassadors at NATO at the event "Old Threats and New Challenges: NATO 2014 Summit and Beyond".  I tweeted about their key arguments on Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, interoperabili...
Misreading Ostpolitik and the Cuban Missile Crisis Screwed up German and US Foreign Policy NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 1 Month, 18 Minutes ago
As usual, American pundits and politicians expect too much from demonstrations of power, sanctions against and isolation of Russia, while their German counterparts exaggerate the benefits of talking to Putin by establishing a contact group and attend...
Brainstorming about Russia and Ukraine NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
A few good reads on how to respond to Russia regarding Ukraine: Admiral Stavridis (ret) makes the case for a vigorous NATO response in Foreign Policy: "NATO Needs to Move Now on Crimea. Action may provoke -- but so does doing nothing." Steve Saideman...
Highlights from the Munich Security Conference 2014 NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Minutes ago
The world's leading defense conference celebrated it's 50th anniversary this year and the debates were fascinating and met the expectations. I have curated tweets from participants and tweeted myself based on the livestream on Saturday. Here's a sele...
NATO Achievements and Challenges in 2013 NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 2 Months, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen's latest Annual Report focuses on NATO's achievements in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Turkey and against piracy and the ways to ensure an efficient and capable NATO for 2014 and beyond. Here and on Storify are...
Germany's Defense Spending: Fact-checking the NY Times NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 53 Minutes ago
Yesterday, the New York Times published a short article by Professor Hendrickson with wrong claims about Germany’s defense spending: “Germany’s cuts of 25 percent over the next four years are similarly appalling.” Ryan C.
Why Central Europe Needs Atlanticism Now NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
A Must Read article in The American Interest by A. Wess Mitchell, President of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington DC and Jan Havranek, Director of the Defense Policy and Strategy Division at the Czech Ministry of Defense, wh...
A Slogan and Theme Song for NATO NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The new US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, called for a Transatlantic Renaissance. From a speech at the Atlantic Council: What is required is a "Transatlantic Renaissance" - a new burst of energy, con...
Quotes NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
While I lack the time for regular blogging, I have been very active on Twitter, reaching now more than a 1,000 follower. Below and on Storify are are some of my favorite recent quotes on NATO, European Defense, Germany, Syria and the book about "Soun...
Syria, Germany and the Europeanization of Great Britain NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Day, 19 Minutes ago
Great Britain became more European on Thursday, August 29th, when the parliament refused to give its Prime Minister the support he wanted (but did not need) for air strikes against Syria. Now David Cameron has been humiliated and a precedent for futu...
Scanning Cargo Containers is More Important than Scanning Emails NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The United States has built huge internet surveillance infrastructures, but failed to implement its own 9/11 law about maritime cargo security. The risks of an attack at a US port or the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction (or their components)...
Interview with France 24 about Obama Speech in Berlin NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The international news channel France 24 interviewed me after the Obama speech in Berlin and gave me an opportunity to talk about nuclear arms reduction, Obama's message to Europe, German defense spending, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partn...
GUTS instead of BRICS NEW
Atlantic Review 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
"The West is not in decline, at least not in its entirety. Rather, the financial crisis has created a two-speed West. Four large countries -- Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States -- are actually increasing their international infl...
Best Music Videos for the US Elections NEW
Atlantic Review 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
I have tuned out of the Republican presidential debates. Too much pandering, too much silly campaign rhetoric. I wrote about their statements on Europe, for instance in Gingrich, Romney rely on Eurobashing to "define their America" and &quo...