Transatlantik Konferenz 2017: Kanada – ein Mosaik feiert Geburtstag

In diesem Jahr wird Kanada 150 Jahre jung – damit ist das zweitgrößte Land der Erde nur 59 Jahre älter als sein Staatsoberhaupt, Königin Elisabeth II. Kanada ist zudem eines der beliebtesten Ziele für Auswanderer aus der ganzen Welt. Jedes Jahr verlassen rund eine Viertelmillion Menschen ihre Heimat, um in den Weiten Kanadas ihr Glück… Read More

Transatlantik Konferenz 2017: Außerhalb der Blase – Wie beliebt ist Trump im Rest des Landes?

Seit über einem Jahr drehen sich die Gespräche in der US-Hauptstadt um Donald Trump – egal ob im Büro, während der „Happy Hour“ oder auf Familienfeiern. Der neue Präsident sorgt bei Anhängern wie Kritikern für täglichen Gesprächsstoff. Von den Einwohnern Washingtons bekommt Trump – wenn überhaupt – nur sehr selten positives Feedback. Die amerikanische Hauptstadt… Read More

FNF-Transatlantic Conference 2017: What did we discuss?

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) held its annual Transatlantic Conference in Ottawa, Canada from May 18-21, 2017. The conference brought together political professionals from multiple regions across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany and Belgium in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to discuss the current state of transatlantic… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2016: Putin Ante Portas & How to Handle Russia – A Polish and Transatlantic Perspective

The occupation and annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in Eastern Ukraine indicate that Russia is both able and willing to use military force against neighboring nations. Over the past couple of years, the international community has been observing major exercises on NATO’s Eastern flank such as Russian aircrafts violating NATO airspace, snap exercises,… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2016: EU What’s Up? Juggling Member States, Institutions, Exits & Conflicts

“Europe is not in good shape.” – those were the rather pessimistic words by Dalibor Rohac[1], research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), who opened the panel discussion on “EU, what’s Up? Juggling Member States, Institutions, Exits & Conflicts” at this year’s Transatlantic Conference of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. But Rohac is… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2016: The Rise of Populism on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Political trends in America and Europe often show parallels, which is also true for the rise of populism. Populism has many dimensions such as an alleged “grass-roots democracy”, a political party representing the “common man”, or the “underdog against the elites”. Populism is not at all a new phenomenon but it is becoming an international… Read More