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Recommitting to Transatlantic Trade: A Conversation with the Congressional TTIP Caucus Co-Chairs January 22, 2015 / Washington, DC

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted an on-the-record event with three of the four Co-Chairs of the Congressional TTIP Caucus: Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), and Congressman Todd Young (R-IN).

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Aftermath of the Paris Attacks: Issues of Integration and Inclusion in Europe January 20, 2015

GMF fellow Adnan Kifayat discusses inclusion issues in Europe with Mustafa Akyol and Peter Mandaville following the Paris terrorist attacks.

U.S. and EU Objectives in the Med – Mediterranean Strategy Group, Naples, 2014 January 12, 2015

Nathalie Tocci, Brian Katulis, Michael Köhler, and Ellen Laipson outline U.S. and European objectives in the Mediterranean.

 

Research & Analysis Archive

Global Swing States and the Human Rights and Democracy Order November 27, 2012 / Ted Piccone


The convergence of values and divergence of methods between the “global swing states” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey — and the world’s established democracies are on particular display in the arena of democracy and human rights. To varying degrees, all four nations are prepared to play a role in supporting international mechanisms to strengthen human rights and democracy, but this is to be done on their own terms: through quiet diplomacy and mediation, using coercive methods only as a last resort. The challenge before Western democracies is to evaluate when to seek convergence with global swing states on international interventions to uphold human rights and when to yield to parallel efforts that may entail less control but greater acceptance and therefore greater effectiveness on the ground.