Foreign Affairs

For over 80 years, the United States has assumed the primary leadership role in the world. The U.S. served as a symbol and actor for a collection of values; above all, for peace and prosperity and an economic order that did not benefit only its own interest. The current “America First” policies have radically impacted the foreign policy of the United States, drawing into question the global leadership role it has held – and helped create – over eight decades ago. Long-standing bonds of trust with friends and allies have been damaged to a degree that will require time, patience, and strength to repair.

Saving the Transatlantic Alliance is Crucial

This planet faces enormous threats: nuclear ambitions, terrorism, energy-security, climate change or authoritarian regimes and conflict, they all compete for attention and resources and can only be solved with an collaborative, cooperative, and inclusive transatlantic relationship. These challenges have an urgency that contemporary politics and traditional settings are unable or unwilling to address. New ways of collaboration must take shape to address these matters. Therefore, it is our goal to engage and convene transatlantic and international lawmakers, experts, civic actors, and future leaders to generate new ideas and policy recommendations.

Events

Toward a Progressive 2020s

A German-American Dialogue on Worker Rights and Welfare | Date: July 7, 2020, 10am – 12:00 PM EDT

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Combatting Right-Wing Extremism

The annual International Workshop on Right-Wing Extremism sponsored by the FES Network “Combating Right Wing Extremism” and the Southern Poverty Law...

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EVENT VIDEO: One Year into the United States' Maximum Pressure Campaign on Iran

The Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) panel discussion assessing the impact and strategic...

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Latest Publications

8. Mai: Wir verdanken den USA viel

von Knut Dethlefsen: Am 8. Mai 1945 endete nicht nur der Zweite Weltkrieg in Europa. Es begann auch eine enge Partnerschaft zwischen Deutschland und...

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Eine Neue Aussenpolitik für die USA

Wie könnte eine amerikanische Außenpolitik nach Donald Trump unter einem demokratischen Präsidenten aussehen?

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ANTICIPATING A NEW U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

What might a post-Trump American foreign policy look like under a Democratic administration?

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Global Atlanticists

Global Atlanticists

The "Global Atlanticists" Network, initiated by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2003, is a bipartisan transatlantic network of... more

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
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