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Analysis & Opinions

Clüver Ashbrook: "The atmosphere across the country remains tense"

| May 25, 2021

A year ago today, George Floyd died in Minneapolis after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes. Shortly thereafter, a wave of "Black Lives Matter" protests swept the country. There was, however, no accompanying major reform movement, says Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook. [translated from German; interview in German]

A sign directs visitors toward the Nord Stream 2 gas line facility in Lubmin, Germany.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Germany’s rising Green Party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.

| May 13, 2021

Annalena Baerbock was born the same year as Germany's Green Party, then a fringe mix of peace activists, environmentalists, equal rights campaigners and members of the anti-nuclear movement, skeptical of Western power.

Forty years later — espousing a foreign policy generally in sync with the Biden administration — she hopes to lead the much-transformed Greens to an election win in September as Germany begins a new political era without Angela Merkel at the helm.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Analysis & Opinions

100 Days of Joe Biden - Can He Bridge the Divide in the United States?

| May 02, 2021

The 2020 US presidential elections deepened the political divide between Republicans and Democrats. Joe Biden has now been President for 100 days and the debates seem to have calmed down. Can he really bring people closer together again? How does his ambitious investment program work? And what role does social media play now? [translated from German; interview in German]

"America is Back" is how US President Joe Biden summed up his first 100 days in office.

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Analysis & Opinions - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

A completely different President?!

| Apr. 30, 2021

A committed climate policy, billions of dollars for infrastructure, extensive social spending, condemnation of racism and predictable foreign policy — Joe Biden's agenda is clearly  different from that of his predecessor. The question is: what can he actually implement? [translated from German; interview in German]

Analysis & Opinions - Das Progressive Zentrum

A Transatlantic View on Joe Biden’s First 100 Days

| Apr. 30, 2021

At the beginning of 2021, the world waited in anticipation for Joe Biden to be inaugurated the 46th President of the United States and the first woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. 100 days later, what is the state of democracy in the United States and the transatlantic partnership?

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced that his administration will meet his goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 100 days tomorrow, 58 days after taking office.

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Analysis & Opinions - Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft

From Trump to Biden – the First 100 Days: Foreign Policy in Washington

| Apr. 28, 2021

In his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden has already addressed many challenges and fulfilled many promises: recommitting the US to the Paris Climate Agreement firsts and foremost, extending the New START Treaty, developing an extensive national vaccination plan, and introducing the American Rescue Plan. On April 22nd and 23rd, Biden invited 40 heads of state to a climate summit. What about global challenges and conflicts? Where do we stand after Biden's first 100 days and what lies ahead? What role will the transatlantic relationship and Germany play in the coming years for the new US Administration? Which of Europe and Germany's expectations for the new US President have been fulfilled, and which areas have been disappointing? [translated from German; interview in German]

 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) arrive to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Analysis & Opinions

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - 100 Days in the White House

| Apr. 27, 2021

What goals has the Biden-Harris administration set and what steps has the administration taken in the first 100 days to achieve them? How is the fight against the pandemic going? Will the stimulus package successfully restore the economy? And will the new administration succeed in uniting a divided country? Upon taking office, President Joe Biden proclaimed, "America is back." How has he shaped his foreign, climate and migration policies? What role are America's allies playing? [translated from German; interview in German]

Analysis & Opinions - Phoenix

Putin's Russia: How is the West Responding?

| Apr. 22, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning the West. In his State of the Union address, he announced that he would react swiftly and harshly if provoked by other countries. Relations between Russia, the US, and the EU are strained, and there are several points of contention: the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and Putin's actions against his imprisoned critic, Alexei Navalny. 

How can the so-called East-West conflict be defused? What hope is there for normalization of the US-Russia relationship under President Joe Biden? [translated from German; interview in German]

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Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

European Strategic Autonomy: Toward a New Transatlantic Balance in Security and Defense?

On April 16, 2021, Fisher Family Fellow and  former EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission from 2014-2019, Federica Mogherini, hosted a study group that explored European strategic autonomy and the transatlantic (im)balance in security and defense through three case studies.