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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Policy Memo Competition: Tech Titans - A Transatlantic Way Forward

Almost 40 participants are currently drafting their visions on the transatlantic future of “Tech Titans”. In the end, they will have the chance to present and discuss their ideas with high-ranking policy-makers and experts (in English). Take a look on our pitch and handbook for more information!

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Upcoming 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.

Past Events

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.

 

 

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

Britain and European Defence: New opportunities after Brexit?

Britain is leaving the EU just as the EU is getting serious about defence cooperation; indeed, the fact that it’s getting serious about defence cooperation is linked to the departure of Britain, which consistently opposed such steps. With the UK out of the picture, the remaining EU members can integrate their defence at liberty. That leaves the UK the sole outsider, a loser as European allies form the closer union that’s necessary in order to maximise the region’s collective might.

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Europe’s defence industry after Brexit: What role for Britain?

. While London certainly has to end the uncertainty over its exit and avoid a no-deal outcome, from the EU side, Brussels should resist impatience, move beyond bureaucratic technicalities and think of Brexit and its impact on European defence and security as a strategic issue. Ultimately, ensuring continuous cooperation is in the interest of both sides.

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Governing ungoverned spaces: The case of Libya

The collapse of Libya into failed statehood following its 2011 revolution has been a widely lamented and yet largely misunderstood and understudied phenomenon. The general narrative suggests that this failure followed the 2014 civil-war, which ruptured the state, generated parallel administrations, and further fractured Libya’s militia-centric security provisions. The fact that the migration crisis erupted, and the city of Sirte fell to Daesh in 2015 is considered testament to this narrative which has underscored most international attempts to stabilise Libya through reconciling political factions.

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The Brewing Storm: Climate Security Risks in a Fast-Warming North Africa

North Africa is by most measures already an exceedingly hostile environment. It has relatively little arable land, next to no rainfall beyond the narrow coastal strip, and extreme temperature highs, which regularly top 45°C. Such is the region’s stark aridity that one can travel from the Nile river to the Atlantic Ocean, some 4000km (2500 miles), without stumbling on a single surface water source. These natural challenges have long posed considerable governance difficulties for regional states, who have  struggled to bring development or prosperity to their poor, unsettled desert interiors. That failure has contributed to much of the Sahara’s emergence as a lawless node of discontent and instability.

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Energy in North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

North Africa represents one of the most important oil and gas producing regions in the world, and has the potential to be a renewable energy powerhouse as well. Its geographic situation makes it a crossroads between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and an important transit corridor for global energy markets. Today, North African countries face a range of pressing socio-economic challenges, including solving the problems of poverty and high levels of structural unemployment, in the context of fast demographic growth. Energy is an essential commodity enabling socio-economic development. The current energy situation in the countries is characterized by a rapid increase of energy demand, low energy efficiency and low domestic energy prices due to extensive and universal consumption subsidies.

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Russia’s growing influence in North Africa

While Moscow’s Syria intervention has captured much of the world’s attention, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vision in the region always spanned beyond Syria alone. Since coming to power, Putin prioritized restoration of Russia’s image as a great power. This goal...

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Troubled waters ahead: The restless Maghreb

2019 is a big year for politics in the Maghreb. In April, Algeria is due to vote on whether to return President Bouteflika for a fifth mandate with few doubting the results, but on Friday 22 February, large protests broke out in cities all across Algeria in opposition...

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