Encouraging wide, open and solution-oriented dialogue on the common challenges faced by the transatlantic partners.

In times of dramatic change, we shape common perspectives for the shared global challenges of the Atlantic Community. Through pragmatic, diverse, and honest dialogue between actors of the civil society, we equip the transatlantic bond for the future.

Encouraging wide, open and solution-oriented dialogue on the common challenges faced by the transatlantic partners.

In times of dramatic change, we shape common perspectives for the shared global challenges of the Atlantic Community. Through pragmatic, diverse, and honest dialogue between actors of the civil society, we equip the transatlantic bond for the future.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

1st Annual Atlantic Thanksgiving Evening

Please take note of the Covid 19 related changes.

Wed., 24.11.2021,

Key-note (online via zoom): 06:30pm – 07:30pm

Get-Together (in-person): From 08:00pm

Spreegold, Stargarder Str. 82, 10437Berlin .

Event in English.

In Cooperation with Freundeskreis der Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik e.V.

Registration required. 2G (vaccinated or recovered) applies. If you want to join the in-person get-together, an additional email to philipp.muehl@atlantic-community.org is required. The get-together is limited to 20 people.

Past Events

Atlantic Innovation Dialogue: Shared Insights on Successful Innovation in the USA and Germany

Wed., 28.07.2021, 5:00 pm CET (11am EDT) via Zoom (in English).

In Cooperation with Wirtschaftsbeirat Bayern. Registration required.

Technologische Souveränität - Deutsche KI-Entwicklung im globalen Kontext

Do., 20.05.2021, 18:00 Uhr via Zoom (in German)

Teil zu unserer Serie “Im Digitalen Wandel: Innovation und Sicherheit”.

In Kooperation mit dem Zentrum Informationsarbeit Bundeswehr. Zur Einladung.

Cities Stepping Up: Urban Diplomacy as a New Tool of Foreign Policy?

Tue., 18.05.2021, 7 pm via Zoom (in English)

In Cooperation with the German Marshall Fund Berlin. Part of the Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders (YTN).

Registration required.

Datensouveränität: Online-Paneldiskussion & -Gespräch

Do., 15.04.2021, 18:00 Uhr, via Zoom (in German).

Teil unserer Serie “Im Digitalen Wandel: Innovation & Sicherheit”

In Kooperation mit dem Zentrum Informationsarbeit Bundeswehr. Zur Einladung.

Europas digitale Souveränität - Gespräch mit Botschafter a.D. John Kornblum

Do., 25.03.2021, 18:00 Uhr via Zoom (in German)

Auftaktveranstaltung zu unserer Serie “Im Digitalen Wandel: Innovation und Sicherheit”.

In Kooperation mit dem Zentrum Informationsarbeit Bundeswehr. Zur Einladung.

"Wenn Elefanten kämpfen": Diskussion zum neuen Buch von MdB Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Do., 18.03.2021, 19:00 Uhr, via Zoom (in German)

Moderierte Diskussion mit MdB Graf Lambsdorff, stellv. Vorsitzender der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion, zu Deutschlands Rolle in den Großmachtkonflikten der Zukunft. Zur Einladung.

“More Ambition, Please!”: What Does the Next Generation Expect from the Transatlantic Relations?

Wednesday, 10.02.2021, 6 pm via Zoom (in English).

In cooperation with GMF Berlin. To the invitation.

Great Again? Die Vereinigten Staaten nach der Wahl und worauf Europa sich einstellen sollte

Mittwoch, 20.01.2021, 19:30 Uhr via Zoom (in German).

Offene Diskussion mit der FDP Berlin-Tiergarten. Zur Einladung.

Looking Back at Our Policy Memo Competition!

Policy Memo Competition: Tech Titans - A Transatlantic Way Forward

Almost 40 participants drafted their visions on the transatlantic future of “Tech Titans”. In the end, the winner had the chance to present and discuss hisideas with high-ranking policy-makers and experts (in English). It has been a pleasure to gather such a wide, smart, and creative input from everyone involved. Take a look on our pitch and handbook for more information!

In Cooperation with Policy Chat.

 

How Do We Contribute to the Transatlantic Relations?

We strongly believe that smart policies and a strong transatlantic bond can only exist if we unite a broad range of people behind it.

What we witness is that transatlantic topics or international affairs are often only discussed between a “foreign policy circle”. Other people rarely participate in these debates. This makes it so difficult to develop a narrative for the US-German and US-European partnership which assembles a wide majority behind it.

As such, we try to “break the bubble” and bring people from a wide spectrum of opinions, background, and foreign policy expertise together. To make our transatlantic relations work, we need a “Foreign Policy for All”. Transatlantic policies affect everyone. So everyone should be onboard.

Besides this inclusive character, we believe that it is necessary to communicate both our commonalities and differences between the USA, Germany, and Europe. Only with this honesty, we can move towards a sustainable, strategic cooperation in a transatlantic bond fit for the 21st century.

Our projects, events, target-groups, as well as our blog reflect this wide, open, and honest approach.

The Newest from Our Blog

Healing the WTO: Cure or Amputate the Appellate Body?

The World Trade Organization (WTO) currently faces the biggest crisis since its inception in 1995. Events that appear as bureaucratic chess games threaten to risk the business rules of major trading nations around the globe. On 11 December, the Appellate Body, the committee dealing with WTO members’ appeals became incapacitated after its membership dropped from three – the minimum to take decisions on cases – to only one remaining adjudicator. New appointments have been blocked by the United States since June 2017. This effectively shuts down the body, because the minimum requirement for any decision is three judges. In a recent move, the U.S. government has placed a veto on any funding for the Appellate Body’s secretariat in Geneva, meaning that it will have to stop operating at the beginning of 2020.

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Beijing’s Perspective on the EU’s new China policy

In the past few months, the European Union (EU) has pursued a noticeable transition in its China policy, suggesting that Europe is taking an increasingly critical stance on China. In March 2019, a ten-point plan published by the European Commission explicitly described China as “an economic competitor in pursuit of technological leadership and a systemic rival promoting alternative models of governance”. Calling China a “strategic competitor” reflects the EU’s growing concerns of rising competition with China. Moreover, it institutionalizes the reoccurring criticism over the lack of reciprocity of market access for European companies in China. The EU has also raised security concerns over foreign direct investment (FDI) from Chinese state-owned enterprises and technology companies.

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The INF Treaty is Dead. Long Live the Arms Race.

On August 2, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia officially collapsed, freeing the world’s two largest nuclear hoarders to develop weapons once banned by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Less than three weeks later, with the corpse of the Treaty still cooling, the United States launched a new ground-based cruise missile off the coast of Los Angeles with a range previously prohibited by the defunct agreement.

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The Arctic: Stable Governance Amid Melting Ice

Governance of the Arctic region is robust, orderly and sound. There are multiple forums for cooperation. These forums have survived and thrived through conflict and tension. There is no indication that any state might withdraw from any of these forums, or that the future of any institution is in question.

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Russia’s Foreign Policy – Coping with Overextension and Uncertainty

Nothing in its recent behaviour suggests reasons to be optimistic that Russia’s foreign policy will become more accommodating, less defensive or less aggressive in the next decade or so. Nothing suggests either that any single actor, whether a state or organisation, is in a position to be regarded and heard by the Kremlin as a critical friend and so to sway Russia’s foreign policy.

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Russia’s economy until 2030: Falling behind

Russia’s economy is going through a period of long-term stagnation. GDP growth is expected to average close to 1.5 percent over the next number of years, which is low considering Russia’s level of economic development (International Monetary Fund, World Bank). Year by...

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The Arctic: rising temperatures, rising tensions?

According to recent assessments, the Arctic Ocean may be largely ice-free during summers by the late 2030s, if not sooner. The dramatic changes currently taking place in the northern part of the globe may affect interstate relationships and regional security dynamics in a number of ways.

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The future of Russia-China relations

Russia’s policy towards China has been one of adaptation and accommodation. Despite increasing asymmetry in power between the two states, Moscow and Beijing have reinforced cooperation and managed to overcome a number of challenges. At the same time, Russia and China have not transformed their relationship into a fully-fledged alliance.

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