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May 22, 2017

Economics
How to Be an Open Economy

MILAN – The word “openness” has two related but distinct connotations. It can mean that something is unrestricted, accessible, and possibly vulnerable; or it can mean that something, such as a person…

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September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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November 20, 2015

Germany
Power Profile: Angela Merkel

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she navigates an escalating migration crisis and uncertainty in the eurozone.

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June 12, 2015

North Korea
What to Do About North Korea

Experts discuss U.S. foreign policy options toward North Korea.

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May 5, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine Crisis Tests Uneasy U.S.-Germany Alliance

Germany and the United States look to present a united front against Russia for its actions in Ukraine, despite recent strains in the long-standing relationship, says expert William M. Drozdiak.

October 11, 2013

France
Evaluating the Economic Future of the European Union

Pierre Moscovici discusses France, the European Union, and the broader international economic situation.

October 11, 2013

France
A Conversation with Pierre Moscovici

Minister Pierre Moscovici discusses France, the European Union, and the broader international economic situation.

January 8, 2007

Trade
Drozdiak: Merkel’s Visit Points Up ’Big Improvement’ in United States-German Relations

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 h…

August 14, 2012

Climate Change
Man-Made Cities and Natural Disasters: The Growing Threat

The world is experiencing the most abrupt shift in human settlements in history. After decades of rural to urban migration, half of all humanity now lives in cities. By 2050, that figure will surge t…

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February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The June 30 Handover

This publication is now archived. What is the plan for the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to Iraq?It’s a work-in-progress. The date won’t change, U.S. and U.N. officials say, but much else remains u…