2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: The Political Situation in Germany

Member of the Bundestag Torsten Herbst provided participants with an overview of the German political party system, evaluated the political situation in Germany after the most recent European Parliament and state elections, and analyzed what the election results could mean for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition. The Political Situation in Germany after the European Parliament… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: How can NATO Remain Fit for Purpose 70 Years After its Birth?

The security and defense session offered three different perspectives on NATO by experts working in the areas of security and defense policy. Peters, Pfeifle, and Pindur contemplated the future of the Alliance in the next century, the strategic challenges facing Germany, Europe, and the US, defense spending responsibilities, and the state of German military capabilities.… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: The Political Situation in Canada

Canadians will head to the polls on October 21, 2019 to vote in the 2019 Canadian federal election. André Albinati gave participants a primer on the current political situation in Canada by reviewing the major parties’ platforms and analyzing the latest poll figures ahead of the 2019 federal election, and assessing the US-Canada trade relationship.… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2018 – What did we discuss?

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) held its annual Conference on the Current State of Transatlantic Relations in St. Petersburg, Florida from November 30 – December 3, 2018. The conference brought together political professionals working in multiple areas across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany to discuss issues and contemplate… Read More

Liberale treffen sich in Washington zum ersten Transatlantischen Freiheitsforum

Oberste Priorität für transatlantische Partnerschaft In Zeiten der Ungewissheit über die Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen ist es wichtiger denn je miteinander zu reden. In Washington, DC kamen Amerikaner und Europäer anlässlich des ersten Transatlantischen Freiheitsforums zusammen, um genau dies zu tun. Den Auftakt für dieses neue Dialogformat machte der Bundesvorsitzende der Freien Demokraten und Kuratoriumsmitglied der Friedich-Naumann-Stiftung… Read More

Kühl bleiben und langfristig planen – Europa muss Trump antworten: hart, aber konstruktiv

Wer sich aktuell rund um das Kapitol in Washington D. C. umhört, traut seinen Ohren nicht: Wo immer man Gespräche zum transatlantischen Verhältnis führt, gibt es einen warmen Regen von besorgten Beteuerungen, dass die Vereinigten Staaten und Europa “friends” und nicht “foes” sind, Freunde und nicht Feinde, und zwar gleichermaßen bei Demokraten wie bei Republikanern… Read More