Merkel and Trump: Awkward Partners in Leadership

The first meeting of Donald Trump and Angela Merkel was an awkward affair, from the American president’s lack of response to the German chancellor’s offer of a handshake in front of dozens of cameras, to his bad joke that being wiretapped by the Obama Administration was “one thing” he and the chancellor had in common.

Can Germany Make Globalization Work?


On March 16, 2017, the Transatlantic Academy published a policy paper by Senior Fellow Harold James entitled "Can Germany Make Globalization Work?," the fifth in its 2017 Paper Series.