• Strategic Europe
    Letter From Berlin
    Volker Perthes, Markus Kaim January 9, 2015

    If Germany is to live up to international expectations about its power and responsibility, then Berlin has to realize that foreign policy begins at home.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

  • Strategic Europe
    Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads
    Judy Dempsey December 18, 2014

    If European leaders weaken their sanctions on Russia, they will destroy any chance of doing foreign policy and strategy.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The End of Consensus: What does Europe Want from Russia?
    Dmitri Trenin December 15, 2014 Русский

    Many in Russia believe that the EU sanctions appeared as a result of the Ukrainian conflict and pressure from Washington. But the reasons for the current deterioration in Russia’s relations with Europe are far more profound.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Germany and Russia: We Cannot Make a Fatal Mistake
    Timofei Bordachev December 12, 2014

    History teaches us that conflict is not a natural condition of Russian-German relations. There is a need for greater introspection and moderation in the use of force, both military and economic.

  • Strategic Europe
    Germany Is Europe’s New Front Line
    Judy Dempsey December 11, 2014

    European leaders need to set out a new strategy for dealing with Russia and Eastern Europe. Germany holds the key to both.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and Germany: The Antipodes in the International System
    Ulrich Speck November 25, 2014

    In character and attitude, Germany and Russia are the antipodes in today’s international system. That could explain perhaps both the closeness the two countries have felt for years and the growing confrontation which has come with the Ukraine crisis.

  • Strategic Europe
    Europe and the Future of German Ostpolitik
    Judy Dempsey November 13, 2014

    Germany’s Social Democratic Party is starting to reassess its stance toward Russia. That debate will have consequences for broader relations between Europe and Russia.

  • Strategic Europe
    Poland’s Foreign Policy Needs More, Not Less, Germany
    Judy Dempsey November 10, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis shows that Poland’s special foreign policy toward its Eastern neighbors is needed more than ever—together with support from Berlin.

  • Strategic Europe
    Germany, Still the Reluctant Hegemon
    Sacha de Wijs November 7, 2014

    The same issues that prevented Germany from assuming a greater international role in the past are still present. That is unlikely to change anytime soon.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bundeswehr Missions: Is the Military Ready?
    Judy Dempsey October 9, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    Germany has expressed its readiness to join the coalition of the willing against the Islamic State. But can the country’s military forces live up to its NATO engagement?

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Germany’s Constitution Demands an Active International Stance
    Cornelius Adebahr, Angela Merkel August 23, 2014 Video Podcast of the Chancellor German

    Germany will continue its international commitment, from EU enlargement to the Western Balkans to violent conflicts in the world more broadly.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Is Completely Divided Over How to Respond to Russia
    Judy Dempsey March 4, 2014 Public Radio International

    Europe is divided over how to respond to Russia’s invasion of Crimea. The most powerful figure in the diplomatic tango is Germany’s Angela Merkel.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A German Europe? The Union Disunited
    Judy Dempsey October 28, 2013 Al Jazeera

    Europe stands between extended integration and enforced disintegration. After the German elections, the question is what to expect for Europe's future.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Frustrated With Obama
    June 18, 2013 HuffPost Live

    While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does the Eurozone Have a Future?
    Jan Techau June 17, 2013 Polskie Radio

    Although there is still great concern for the eurozone, the discourse has moved from predicting an immediate downfall a year ago to discussing the necessity of economic reform in the continent.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bubble Building
    Uri Dadush February 25, 2013 RT CrossTalk

    The developed world is eager to grab a slice of someone else's growth if they can't generate any of their own, with potentially negative repercussions for their relations with the developing world.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Prospects for the Eurozone
    Uri Dadush May 12, 2012 BBC World News

    As concerns rise over a potential exit by Greece and a possible bailout for Spain, the eurozone remains in a very difficult predicament, with few good options for moving forward.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Future Without Nuclear Energy?
    Mark Hibbs June 13, 2011 Wisconsin Public Radio

    The recent nuclear disaster in Japan has many people re-thinking the risks and benefits of nuclear energy. Germany took a bold stance two weeks ago when it pledged to shut down its nuclear reactors by 2022.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Enduring Euro Crisis
    Uri Dadush July 1, 2010 Voice of America

    The problems that led to the crisis in Europe go beyond just fiscal profligacy and will take a long time to correct. Though the euro will likely survive the adjustment, the crisis could still have a profound effect on the global economy.

  • Event
    New EU Ambassador in Conversation With Jessica T. Mathews
    David O’Sullivan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    In his first major public event since becoming EU ambassador, David O’Sullivan offered his perspective on the many common challenges shared by the European Union and the United States.

  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

  • Event
    Unfinished Business: Merkel’s Germany and Europe’s Future
    Judy Dempsey, Gideon Rachman, Jan Techau September 11, 2013 Brussels

    The German federal election will have enormous repercussions for Europe as, regardless of the election outcome, the Chancellor will have to deal with major challenges.

  • Event
    Renewed Ambitions for NATO
    Jan Techau, Ambassador Ivo Daalder June 17, 2013 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

    Marking the end of his tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder discussed some of the key challenges facing the Alliance.

  • Event
    Berlin’s Position on the European Debt Crisis
    Rafał Ulatowski, Zhang Lihua April 8, 2013 Beijing

    Economies continue to buckle under the uncertainty that has engulfed the European Union since the sovereign debt crisis broke out in 2009.

  • Event
    Germany’s Changing Role in a Changing Europe
    Dmitri Trenin, Jan Techau March 27, 2013 Moscow

    The latest developments connected to the financial crisis in the EU have only further underlined the need for a leader within the European community. Many believe that Germany is the one who should take up this mantle. To do so, however, Germans have to come to terms with their difficult history.

  • Event
    Germany’s Dilemma and the Future of European Integration
    Shi Zhiqin, Luigi Bonatti October 25, 2012 Beijing

    Germany’s actions to resolve the eurozone crisis will significantly impact the future of the region’s monetary union as well as trade relations with China, the EU's largest trading partner.

  • Event
    The Chicago Summit and NATO's New Challenges
    Lisa Aronsson, Jamie Shea, Peter Spiegel, Jan Techau May 8, 2012 Brussels

    The next years will see most, if not all, of NATO's major military operations draw down as the Alliance finds itself, for the first time in twenty years, without a major operation to run.

  • Event
    Will the Euro Survive?
    Uri Dadush, Jacob Kirkegaard, Desmond Lachman, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Antonio de Lecea October 17, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    With EU leaders scrambling to keep Greece afloat, rating agencies continuing to downgrade European sovereign credit, banks being pushed to the brink, and Europe likely slipping back into recession, time may be running out for the euro.

  • Event
    2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
    March 29, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    The 2011 conference focused on new actors and new agendas, reflecting the need to develop cooperative responses to challenges being posed by changing technology, distributions of political power, interest in nuclear energy, and security conditions in key regions.


Carnegie Experts on Germany

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.

  • Jan Techau
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.


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