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Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year NEW
Atlantic Review 5 Days, 12 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
In this video produced by the German Fulbright Alumni Association in 2014 former German and US grantees talk about the relevance of their exchange experience and their reasons to get involved with the Alumni Association.  The video captures the...
Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award NEW
Atlantic Review 5 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Many organizations give awards to prominent people, who have already received dozens in the past. Sometimes it seems the purpose is not to honor the recipient of the award, but to use his or her fame to shine a light on the organization that is besto...
NATO Solidarity: Atlantic Community is a Vision, not yet a Reality NEW
Atlantic Review 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The Pew Research Center's transatlantic survey indicates a high degree of security complacency and a lack of solidarity across NATO member publics. Evidently, the Atlantic Community is still a distant future, with this vision being marred by an absen...
An Anthem for NATO NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The NATO Foreign Ministers have met in Antalya, Turkey, instead of Brussels. Various public diplomacy activities were organized as well. I think this is great, as Turkey is at a NATO “front-line” and has also been drifting away from the Wes...
Not a Riddle: Reading Russia - and Responding Resolutely NEW
Atlantic Review 2 Months, 1 Week, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Putin's strategy is to intimidate, confuse and divide the West. He wants us to worry about his next steps. He appears stronger than he is, if Western decision-makers and opinion leaders consider Russia "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Standing the Test of Time NEW
Atlantic Review 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
This blog has not been prolific in recent months, but I am glad that my past articles stand the test of time: 1. When Russia's green men seized Crimea in February 2014, US and German politicians and pundits suggested different responses. I explained...
Fulbright Alumna interviews Chancellor Merkel NEW
Atlantic Review 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes 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 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 45 Minutes 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 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes 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 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 47 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 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 32 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 1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 32 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 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 18 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...
Through the Looking-Glass: Looking Westwards from Berlin NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Atlantic Review stands for analysis and commentary transatlantic issues from security and economics to pop culture and Fulbright. To achieve this, the website is designed to be used by everybody with an interest in transatlantic relations, and a...
Misreading Ostpolitik and the Cuban Missile Crisis Screwed up German and US Foreign Policy NEW
Atlantic Review 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 3 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, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 17 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, 5 Months, 6 Hours, 57 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, 5 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 40 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, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 38 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, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 58 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...