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Climate Change Policy in the Trump Era

How do Leading US Think Tanks View the USA’s Changing Approach to Energy and the Environment?

President Trump has announced that he will “unleash” the US coal, oil and gas industries, deregulate existing environmental and climate restrictions, and withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement. But despite this, many US experts remain optimistic about the future of clean energy and the country’s environmental goals. They believe the main challenges lie in the US potentially losing ground internationally, for example with regard to competitiveness, global influence and security. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | Country Reports | July 6, 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Merkel visiting Trump: “much better to talk to one another”

Consequences for the European Union

After the German Federal Chancellor's first encounter with president Donald Trump, the need for an intensive trans-atlantic dialogue between the EU and the USA appears greater than ever. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | March 22, 2017

Would Trump prefer 28 phone numbers?

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE US ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY ON EUROPE BY LEADING AMERICAN THINK TANKS

How does the new US administration perceive the EU? How does it envisage its relations with Europe in the key areas of trade and security? Which policies are think tanks close to the government recommending, and what do other political experts think about the future of the Trump administration’s policy towards Europe? This analysis attempts to provide possible answers to these questions. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | Country Reports | March 22, 2017

Transatlantic relations remain of supreme importance

#AdenauerInterview with Klaus Schüler, Federal Manager of the CDU party

Klaus Schüler, federal manager of the CDU – the political party of Angela Merkel – has been familiar with US-politics for a long time. Nico Lange was talking to him on the sidelines of an Adenauer event in Washington D.C. about the Trump presidency and transatlantic cooperation. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | March 9, 2017