Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

B|Brief TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 10

In this B|Brief, Kara Sutton summarizes the 10th round of TTIP negotiations highlighting that negotiators are committed to finalizing a quality agreement rather than a politically expedient one.

B|Brief Merkel's Mission: Navigating Domestic Politics to Save Europe

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Anthony Silberfeld and Joshua Stanton explain the four factors that Chancellor Merkel must consider as she works to resolve Greece's debt crisis.

B|Brief Reining in Russia: The Parable of the Chinese Finger Trap

In this B|Brief Anthony Silberfeld argues that China could be uniquely positioned to exert pressure on Russia to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia, Sanctions and the Way Forward: Balancing Assertiveness with Engagement

In this Bertelsmann Foundation report, project manager Josh Stanton assesses the current geopolitical state of play surrounding the conflict in eastern Ukraine and argues that the US and the EU need to develop a long-term, multi-dimensional strategy towards Russia.

The Current Economic State of Play in Russia

In this Bertelsmann Foundation publication, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Anders Åslund argues that Western sanctions are having a significant impact on Russia’s economy.

B|Brief TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 9

In this B|Brief Kara Sutton and Meredith Peters summarize the 9th round of TTIP negotiations in April 2015 in which most of the emphasis was on rules and regulatory cooperation.

Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies

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The Pew Research Center, in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, surveyed publics in the United States and Germany to examine American and German attitudes toward the role historical memory plays in the relationship, views about each other as reliable allies, their relationship with Russia, and efforts to negotiate a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Brexit - potential economic consequences if the UK exits the EU

In this Bertelsmann Stiftung publication Ulrich Schoof, Thieß Petersen, Rahel Aichele and Gabriel Felbermayr argue that a British exit from the EU would harm long-term economic growth in the United Kingdom.

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: TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 8

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the progress made in the eighth round of TTIP negotiations held in February 2015.

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