B|Brief: Germany's Demographic Crash Course

In this B|Brief Rebecca Payne argues that Germany is running out of time to address entitlement reform.

B|Brief: Making TTIP a 21st-Century Agreement

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser lists the three factors that must be included in a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) if it is to be relevant to the 21st-century US-EU relationship.

B|Brief: The Essential Relationship

In advance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Washington, DC, this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief looks at the issues that will arise in her meeting with President Obama and offers recommendations for outcomes that ensure German-American ties reflect "the essential relationship" that has become the foundation of the trans-Atlantic partnership.

B|Brief: Samba Lessons for Greece

Bertelsmann Foundation Transatlantic Director Anthony Silberfeld proposes in this B|Brief that Brazil under former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could provide the blueprint for Greece's Syriza party - should it win the January 25 election - to revive the country's economy.

B|Brief: A New Year's Resolution on Turkey

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Josh Stanton, Kara Sutton and Julie Guillaume argue that the EU should update and expand its customs union with Turkey to encourage reform in a country whose commitment to core Western values is increasingly being questioned. In return for an expanded economic relationship, Brussels could offer Turkey a role in EU trade-policy deliberations, especially those regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Washington should also get into the act by offering greater US-market access to Turkish products in return for economic reform.

B|Brief: It's About Time: Normalized US-Cuban Relations

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Project Manager Samuel George examines the impact of the unexpected breakthrough in US-Cuban relations.

B|Brief: The Berlin Wall's Power to Unify

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes in this B|Brief that the end to German and European division a quarter century ago still has powerful lessons for today's Western leaders and today's geopolitical challenges.

B|Brief: The Elephant in the Room: A Republican Congress and Trans-Atlantic Relations

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Transatlantic Relations Director Anthony Silberfeld and Project Manager Josh Stanton write that Republican control of Congress may spell changes for US policy in three areas with significance for Europe: free trade, Ukraine and Iran.

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