Kaitlin Demchuk

Digital Strategist, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Graham Lampa

Deputy Director, Digital Communications

Andrea Montanino

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Nicholas Yap

Chief of Staff, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab


Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Is Germany going soft on China?

If Germany gets its way, it would be the strongest sign to date that Europe is charting its own course in its ties with China, ignoring pressure from hawks in the Trump administration to pare back economic links.

New Atlanticist by Noah Barkin

China Germany

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Montanino joins CNBC to discuss the relevance of the German economic slowdown and ECB to Italy

Watch full discussion here

In the News by Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.


China Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, January 14, 2015

Tue, Jan 22, 2019

German Defense Minister: The World Still Needs NATO

The alliance is not just about bases and troops. It is about defending the world order.

NATOSource by Ursula von der Leyen, New York Times

Germany NATO
President Donald Trump at the NATO Summit in Brussels, July 12, 2018.

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

President Trump: ‘I Want Europe to Pay’

[Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan] is working so hard on the military. We have a — we were taken advantage of by so many countries on our military.

NATOSource by Donald Trump, White House

Afghanistan Germany

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Why Germany resoundingly rejected joining a US-led mission against Iran

On July 31, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced Germany’s refusal to join a US-led military mission to safeguard the international shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian aggression and criticized what he called America’s “maximum tension” approach.

IranSource by Gert Hilgers

European Union Germany

Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Trump Reveals He was ‘Very Firm’ with NATO Allies

[Excerpts from remarks by President Trump at press conference after NATO Summit, July 12, 2018.

NATOSource by Donald Trump, White House

Germany NATO

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

An EU air force is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust air forces, Europeans should just get back to basics. Early last month, as David Cenciotti of the Aviationist reported, A-10Cs of the Maryland Air National Guard were again practicing landings and take-offs from stretches of highway in Estonia, though with occasional casualties amongst the roadsigns. About a year prior, it was A-10Cs of the […]

Commanders Series by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies
President Donald Trump, July 12, 2018 (photo: NATO)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Trump on NATO Summit: ‘Yes, There Was Fighting’

[Excerpts from joint press conference by President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, July 13, 2018]

NATOSource by Donald Trump and Theresa May, White House

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