Post-Election Germany: The Future of Berlin-Washington Relations
- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Vice President, Director of the Europe Program and Director of the Berlin Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; former Advisor to German Federal President Joachim Gauck (2013-2017)
- Olaf Osica, Chairman of the Board, The Centre for Eastern Studies
- Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, Member of the Political Cabinet of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
- Michał Baranowski, Director of the Warsaw Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
On September 24, Angela Merkel was given a mandate to embark on her fourth term as Germany's chancellor. Among her responsibilities will be managing a relationship with the United States which has grown in complexity since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Notable examples of common ground include the fight against terrorism and the perceived need for increased security cooperation in Europe. In other areas, however, Merkel and her likely coalition partners hold differing views from the Trump administration, and there is debate on how Berlin should approach facets of the Trump administration which seem to contradict German or "Western" values. Within this context, how will the results of the recent German elections influence German-American bilateral relations going forward? And how will this impact the wider transatlantic relationship?
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