Uli Speck on "The Case for Euro-Optimism", New York Times

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, TA Senior Fellow Ulrich Speck published an op-ed, "The Case for Euro-Optimism," in the New York Times.

" Europe is declining, disintegrating, collapsing — for many observers, the only question left is how long this ugly drama will last. Across the Continent, optimism about the future of the European project is in short supply."

Germany Must Start to Address Root Causes of Refugee Crisis

By Ulrich Speck

Germany is hotly debating the refugee crisis, but astonishingly that does not translate into an intensified interest in its root cause, which is, to a large extent, the way the Assad regime is conducting the war in Syria.

Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide

By Nelli Babayan

In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly called for international cooperation based on common interests, underlining that possible disagreements and compromise-based solutions are the core of international relations.

Angela Stent on C-Span's Washington Journal

On Sunday, October 4, 2015 TA Senior Fellow Angela Stent appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal to talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s authorization of a military campaign in Syria with the expressed goal of driving out ISIS. Topics included President Obama’s meeting earlier in the week at the United Nations with President Putin.

Angela Stent "Reflections on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of German Unification"

On Monday, October 2, 2015, TA Senior Fellow Angela Stent published a piece for Valdai Discussion Club entitled "Reflections on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of German Unification." The full article can be read here.

Partners in Leadership? Germany and the United States 25 Years After Unification

By Stephen F. Szabo

President George HW Bush called for Germany to be a Partner in Leadership with the United States in May 1989, six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He did this in anticipation of the changes that were building, sensing that with the end of the Cold War, Germany would be the central power in Europe.

The Ambiguous Legacy of 1989

By Ivan Krastev

“History is irony on the move,” European philosopher Emil Cioran wrote some half a century ago. And he has a point. Twenty-five years ago, East Europeans destroyed the Berlin Wall and opened their arms to the world beyond their borders.