Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

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.

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.

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