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Talking TTIP at the Atlantic Council

RECENT EVENTS AND THE PROSPECTS OF TTIP

On June 29, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted an event on the progress of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. Despite widespread uncertainty on the future of the deal in light of Brexit and the upcoming elections in the United States, Malmström strongly reaffirmed the United States’ and the European Union’s commitment to finishing TTIP negotiations by the end of President Barack Obama’s term. more…

July 20, 2016

Trump is Simply the End Product

The Polarisation of U.S. Politics Is the Culmination of Long-Term Trends

At the beginning of the U.S. primaries, the candidacies of political outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders invoked laughter among the political establishment in Washington. But the possibility of a candidate such as Trump actually ending up in the White House can no longer be ruled out. This article addresses a number of factors in the polarisation of U.S. ­politics and society and will illustrate that this is the result of long-term trends. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | International Reports | July 18, 2016

Mitigating Crisis with Opportunity

KAS Transatlantic Conference 2016

From June 17th through 23rd, 2016 25 high-ranking officials and experts from the European Union and the United States convened at the KAS Academy in Cadenabbia, Italy for the 4th annual KAS Transatlantic Conference: “Global Crisis and Opportunity - Transatlantic Responses to Innovation and Transformation”. This conference was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung offices in Brussels and Washington, D.C. more…

Syreta Haggray | Event Reports | June 27, 2016

Ensuring America’s Fiscal and National Security

High-level group of bipartisan policy experts examine U.S. economic management and its relation to global leadership

On May 10th, 2016, the Coalition for Fiscal and National Security released a statement analyzing the key issues concerning current national debt and its long-term impact on American security. The Coalition is a bipartisan group of distinguished officials convened by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Following the statement, the Peterson Foundation held the Fiscal Summit on May 11th, 2016, where members from the Coalition came together to present their findings and set an informed foundation for a more thoughtful fiscal policy debate among the Presidential candidates. more…

June 21, 2016

US Political, Economic, and Financial Developments and Implications at the National and Sub-National Levels in Germany

Politicians from Hessen Take Fact-Finding Mission to New York and Washington, DC

US political, economic and financial developments call for closer scrutiny to better understand their implications at German national and sub-national levels. Finance Minister from Hessen, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, led a delegation of State of Hessen parliamentarians on a fact-finding mission to New York and Washington, DC, to explore how presidential campaign politics in America may influence global economic policy and trans-Atlantic relations. more…

Jeanene Lairo | Event Reports | May 20, 2016