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Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Obama's Choice

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the latest allegations of US spying in Germany have unleashed a new bout of anger in Berlin against Washington. This time, if the Obama administration does not meet Berlin's expectations for clarification of and an end to such intelligence activities, the whole of German-American relations and, consequently, the trans-Atlantic partnership are jeopardized.

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B|Brief: Keep Calm and Carry On with the Spitzenkandidaten

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Project Manager Kara Sutton writes that UK Prime Minister David Cameron's justified concerns about Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination - and the nomination process - for European Commission president may have been the biggest victim of the European Council's decision. But there are at least ways to salvage the process.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Is Seven Greater Than Eight?

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Transatlantic Relations Director Anthony Silberfeld writes that while Russia is justifiably absent from the G7 summit in Brussels, the country and its president cannot be isolated. No solution to the Ukraine crisis is possible if the individual most capable of imposing that solution, Vladimir Putin, is excluded from the table.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Europe Inspires Despite Its Problems

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Project Manager Josh Stanton notes the irony of the EU and Ukrainian elections. The first showed increasing disdain for European integration; the latter reflected its hope and aspirations.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Did Washington Lose The European Elections?

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser analyzes the impact of the European Parliament elections on Washington and the trans-Atlantic partnership.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Merkel in Washington: What Does She Want?

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser lays out the three goals that German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes to achieve during her May 2, 2014 visit to Washington, DC.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Steinmeier's Mission Impossible?

In this B|Brief, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has his work cut out for him on his two-day visit to Washington. He must repair a badly frayed partnership with the US and reconfirm its importance. But to do that he needs the Obama administration to understand that the NSA scandal has led Germans to completely re-evaluate their once-close relationship with the US.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
Spy Games: Trans-Atlantic Relations Should Not Be Jeopardized

In this commentary published by Spiegel Online, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the ongoing NSA spying scandal has put major strain on the relationship between Germany and the US. But both sides should stop reacting emotionally and look at the political realities. With trans-Atlantic trade on the line, there's simply too much at stake.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: The Erosion of Trans-Atlantic Trust

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the revelation of alleged NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone is a serious breach of trust between allies that could herald a profound and tragic end to close US-European ties.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
Imperial Life in the Merkel Republic

In this commentary published in The National Interest, Bertelsmann Foundation Transatlantic Relations Director Tyson Barker details the repercussions of Berlin's cautious approach to the eurozone crisis on German domestic and foreign policy.

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