On November 2, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy and the Europe Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States held a discussion with lunch discussion with Timo Lochocki, Senior Transatlantic Fellow in the Europe Program, on populism in Europe. Christopher Caldwell, senior editor at The Weekly Standard, served as discussant.
On September 21, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy published a new essay by Bosch Fellow Ivan Krastev, entitled "The End of the German Moment?" Krastev argues that a Germany whose leadership in Europe is more contested over fiscal and refugee policies may become a better leader of the European Union.
On September 27, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy held the opening conference of its ninth fellowship year, on the theme of Germany and the United States in the 21st Century. Academy Fellows and other experts discussed the politics and legacy of German unification, the politics of European Monetary Union, and Germany and the United States after Brexit.
On July 27, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy published a paper by Senior Fellow Andrew Moravcsik entitled "Lessons From Ukraine: Why A Europe-Led Geo-Economic Strategy is Succeeding," the tenth in its 2015-16 Paper Series.
WASHINGTON – The European Union and the United States must continue prioritizing transatlantic unity and coordination in their response to Russia’s assertive foreign policy, a group of scholars from Europe and the United States argue in a new report entitled Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity.
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On November 29, 2016, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI) published a short video interview with Transatlantic Academy Executive Director Stephen Szabo, entitled "What evolution of US-Russia relationship after Trump’s election? An American point of view." The interview can be viewed below.
On November 29, 2016, the New York Times featured Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk's research with Roberto Stefan Foa on democratic deconsolidation in an article entitled "How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.’"
For the November/December issue of the Berlin Policy Journal, Transatlantic Academy Executive Director Stephen Szabo published an opinion piece titled "A New Order? The US will be a less stable and reliable partner for Europe."
On November 17, 2016, El Universal published an article titled "Obama se despide de uno Europa inquieta," quoting Transatlantic Academy Fellow Heidi Tworek, who discussed President Obama's last meeting with Angela Merkel in Berlin, largely seen as a way to allay fears that arose from Donald Trump's election.
From Russia to refugees, from the eurozone to TTIP, from Brexit to President-elect Donald Trump – at a time of radical uncertainties and a fast-changing European and global environment, Germany knows that it cannot escape from more responsibility. At the same time, Berlin is overwhelmed by expectations which it cannot fulfill alone.
On Tuesday night, the unthinkable happened. The most urgent task now is to think about what other previously unthinkable things might follow from Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.