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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The Transatlantic Academy is a research institution devoted to creating common approaches to the long-term challenges facing Europe and North America.
In its Winter 2017 issue, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas published an essay by Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk entitled "Responsibility Redefined," based on his book The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice and the Welfare State, forthcoming in June 2017 with Harvard University Press.
On December 27, 2016, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an op-ed by Transatlantic Academy Executive Director Stephen Szabo entitled "Amerika zieht sich zurück, Deutschland wird Anker" on its website.
On December 21, 2016, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk appeared on National Public Radio's "The Diane Rehm Show," discussing "Threats To Democracy Here And Abroad" with fellow guests Moises Naim of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Alina Polyakova of the Atlantic Council.
On December 13, 2016, Foreign Policy published an "Argument" by Transatlantic Academy Bosch Fellow Hans Kundnani, entitled "Merkel and Whose Army?" Kundnani argues that Germany under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot replace the United States as "leader of the free world" given the country's lack of hard power.
On December 8, 2016, the Berlin Policy Journal published a commentary by Transatlantic Academy Executive Director Stephen Szabo entitled "Curve Ahead: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the future of German-American relations."