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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]

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]

President Joe Biden

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Analysis & Opinions - Hessischer Rundfunk

New Ways, Old Strengths? Joe Biden's America

| Apr. 16, 2021

If you do something, do it right! Joe Biden's presidency has begun with massive investments: Biden is investing almost two trillion dollars in the fight against the coronavirus. He's planning to invest another two trillion towards infrastructure. And he isn't skimping on his promises in the fight against climate change either.  As Biden's vision for America comes forward, the political chaos of the Trump era is moving further into the background. Will the US indeed return to social and political stability under Biden? How will Vice President Kamala Harris proceed? What has become of the concern that the US might descend into civil war? [translated from German; interview in German]

Analysis & Opinions

Setting Foreign Policy Priorities at the Subnational Level

| Apr. 14, 2021

On April 13, the American Council on Germany, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the NVRC, and the Verband Region Stuttgart hosted a discussion with Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Cem Özdemir, Bundestag Member (The Greens) about the subnational dimension of foreign policy. The conversation was moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Executive Director of The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of the ACG’s Eric M. Warburg Chapter in Boston.

(Left-to-right) The Chinese, US, and EU flags overlapping

Thorsten Kirchhoff

Analysis & Opinions - Internationale Politik Quarterly

A Common Front on China? A View from the United States

| Mar. 31, 2021

Strengthening transatlantic democracies requires even more focus and attention today because of the complex interdependence that exists between our countries and China, not in spite of it. Recognizing that we must safeguard liberal democracy from authoritarian influence is not a retroactive worldview, nor is it the basis of an anti-China agenda. Rather, a shared commitment to renewing our democracies is an enduring feature of the transatlantic relationship and should remain so in the years ahead. 

Nicholas Burns on CNN


Analysis & Opinions - CNN

Burns: Putin Doesn’t Deserve to be on the Same Stage as President Joe Biden

| Mar. 19, 2021

"President Biden was right to say what he said: President Putin is an autocrat, and Russia is now an authoritarian dictatorial country." Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, talks about the US's allies and adversaries around the world.