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.
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.
The right-of-center Free Democrats are big winners in Germany’s elections and, in coalition with Christian Democrats, will likely support pro-U.S. policies on Afghanistan and Iran, says expert William M. Drozdiak.
Historian Fritz Stern will provide his thoughts onHitler’s transformation ofGermany into a one-party dictatorship in approximately four months. Does this still classic instance of subverting the rule of law and effectively ending all public decency bear lessons for democracies in less dire conditions than had been the case ofWeimar’s end? Please join us for the second meeting of a new series hosted in collaboration with theNationalHistoryCenterfeaturing prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.
Watch Fritz Stern, university professor emeritus at Columbia University, discuss the legacy of Hitler's transformation of Germany into a one-party dictatorship. This meeting was hosted in collaboration with the National History Center.
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.
William Drozdiak, president of the independent American Council on Germany, says the White House meeting last week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Bush indicates “they seem to have struck up a much more friendly rapport than what Bush had with her predecessor Gerhard Schroeder."
Germany’s U.S. ambassador says his country will use new leadership positions in both the European Union and the G8 to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and issues such as energy security with Russia.
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.