Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

B|Brief Joachim Gauck: Obama’s German Interpreter

On October 7, German President Joachim Gauck will join US President Barack Obama to mark the 25th anniversary of German reunification. It will be the first time in 18 years that the White House receives a German president, which is indicative of the special nature of this president and this moment in time for US-German relations.

B|Brief TTIP: California’s Gateway to Europe

September 17, 2015

by Josh Stanton

As the Obama Administration continues its pursuit of an ambitious trade agenda during its final months in office, it’s natural for the attention of Angelenos to be fixed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the comprehensive free trade deal currently in negotiation between the US and 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

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