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Personality and Power: The Case of Otto Von Bismarck (Audio)

Speaker: Jonathan Steinberg
Presider: Wm. Roger Louis

Jonathan Steinberg, professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his book, Bismark: A Life.

This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.

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Interview Mehrdad Payandeh interviewed by Roya Wolverson

As European leaders gather to discuss eurozone reforms, German labor union expert Mehrdad Payandeh discusses the benefits of more European integration, but warns austerity policies could tip Germany and the continent back into recession.

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Interview

Kupchan: Mood of U.S. Ties with France, Germany Improve with ‘Slim Pickings’ on Substance

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR’s top Europe expert, sees major improvements in the mood of U.S.-Europe relations, but, he cautions,  there are only “slim pickings” to show on policy issues like Iran and Afghanistan.

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Interview

Drozdiak: German Chancellor Likely to Press Bush for Direct Talks with Iran

William Drozdiak interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The president of the American Council on Germany sees a "definite improvement" in U.S.-German relations since Angela Merkel became chancellor five months ago. Ahead of Merkel's second visit to Washington this year, William Drozdiak says that a key issue for Merkel and President Bush is what to do about Iran's nuclear program.

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