CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers Adolf Hitler’s announcement in 1935 that he would reintroduce conscription in Germany, and discusses instances when a country should be confronted rather than accommodated.
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.