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The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.



Dec 7, 2023

Germany’s debt brake isn’t working

By Hung Tran

Germany’s coalition government was dealt a fiscal crisis when the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that repurposing €60 billion of unspent money from the pandemic emergency support facility to the Climate and Transformation Fund was unconstitutional.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Nov 15, 2023

Conflict with China? Germany is not prepared.

By Norbert Röttgen

Compared to Germany’s dependence on Russian oil and gas, its dependence on the Chinese market is many times greater.

China Conflict

In the News

Oct 16, 2023

Cartin quoted in Politico on Huawei use in Germany

On October 15, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Josh Cartin was quoted in a Politico article on continued attempts by the United States to convince Germany to curb its use of Huawei technology. Cartin explained that “having a Chinese company that is strongly susceptible to the [Communist Party of China] leading the globe in a foundational […]

China Cybersecurity

New Atlanticist

Sep 25, 2023

China’s ‘crimes against humanity’ targeting Uyghurs aren’t going away. Here’s what the international community can do.

By Atlantic Council

Don't be fooled by China's efforts to cover up its oppression of the Uyghur people and other Turkic minorities, human-rights experts warned.

China European Union

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2023

Robert Habeck on Germany’s new approach to ‘economic security’ and ‘selective multilateralism’

By Daniel Hojnacki

Habeck spoke at the Transatlantic Forum on GeoEconomics about rising populism in Europe, Germany’s changing economic model, and what Washington’s competition with Beijing means for US-German relations.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Sep 20, 2023

The 2023 Global Citizen Awards: A tribute to selflessness and cooperation in the face of autocratic aggression

By John Cookson and Daniel Hojnacki

The twelfth Global Citizen Awards took place in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20. Honorees included President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Secretary Janet L. Yellen, and Victor L.L. Chu.

Economy & Business Germany


Sep 20, 2023

Full transcript: The 2023 Global Citizen Awards honor leaders who build bridges in the face of unprecedented crises

By Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council celebrated world leaders, US officials, and others who embody global citizenship.

Conflict Germany


Sep 18, 2023

How Germany’s security strategy incorporates economic resilience

By Hung Tran

The National Security Strategy represents a step forward for Germany, but highlights how difficult "integrated security" can be.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 25, 2023

Brzezinski in Tekniikka&Talous on recent developments around Germany’s defense spending

By Ian Brzezinski

On August 25, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Ian Brzezinski was mentioned in Tekniikka&Talous, addressing recent developments around Germany’s defense spending (text in Finnish). 

Europe & Eurasia Germany

New Atlanticist

Aug 21, 2023

Germany should create a new stereotype for itself: ‘Team power’

By Roderick Parkes and Benjamin Tallis

Berlin needs an approach that addresses allies’ concerns, plays to Germany’s strengths, and represents something Germans can get behind.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia