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The relevance of the Weimar Triangle for European foreign policy

A contribution by Dr Iulian Romanyshyn, Research Fellow of CASSIS and the Charlemagne Prize Academy on strategic cooperation between Germany, France and Poland available on Dialog Forum.

The Weimar Triangle at 30: Prospects for Cooperation among France, Germany and Poland

Review the recording of our event of Juli 13, 2021. Now available on our Youtube channel.

 

Why China is targeting its tech elite

Prof. Dr Maximilian Mayer in conversation with Deutsche Welle

The strategic autonomy of the EU

A commentary by Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn, Research Fellow of CASSIS and the Charlemagne Price Academy on concepts of European strategic autonomy available on Encompass.

The "One-China-Policy" and Taiwan

An opinion piece by researchers Professor Maximilian Mayer and Yen-Chi Lu from the NTV podcast series "Wieder was gelernt" is now available on the homepage of the NTV department 'Wirtschaft'.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer on Phoenix

A personal evaluation by our Junior-Professor for International Relations and Global Politics of Technology on the first of July, 2021 on the celebrations of the 100th birthday of the Chinese Communist Party as well as the speech by the head of state and general secretary of the CCP Xi Jinping.

The United Kingdom, Europe & North-Rhine Westphalia: Towards a New Partnership in an Uncertain World

Watch the recording of the full event of June 22, 2021 on our YouTube channel.

Begegnungen mit Henry Kissinger

On May 27, 2021, on the occasion of Henry Kissinger’s 98th birthday, we organized a symposium with Kissinger himself and in memoriam his brother Walter Kissinger. You can access the recording of the entire hybrid event in Fürth via the YouTube channel of the Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V. here.

Das Präventionsparadox-Paradox

Opinion piece by the member of the Steering Committee of CASSIS Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel at WELT.de on the critical analysis of the „prevention paradox“

Biden’s Geo-Economics Forces De-Globalization

"Under US President Joe Biden America continues to threaten the rules-based world economic order and is pushing the trend towards de-globalization", new article by our research fellow Dr. Josef Braml

Partnership in Leadership: A new Beginning - New Impulses for Transatlantic Relations

Report of the Task Force "Future of Transatlantic Relations"

100 Days into the Biden Presidency

Video of our event on the first 100 Days into the Biden Presidency on the Youtube-Channel of AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.

 
 

Article "Ein Angriff auf die Vernunft"

Opinion piece by the member of the Steering Committee of CASSIS Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel at WELT.de on the renewal of the German Infectious Diseases Protection Act

Long-term Lectureship for Strategy, Diplomacy and International Security Policy

The Long-Term Lectureship in Strategy, Diplomacy and International Security Policy of the DAAD is dedicated to international security in terms of strategic studies and works at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya in Israel. The deadline for applications is June 21, 2021.

 

Vaccination strategy

The document presents an extension of the new proactive strategy for Germany in order to combat the pandemic, in which proposals for the vaccination campaign of the "No-Covid-Strategy" (developed by an interdisciplinary expert team with contributions by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer) are examined more closely.

Call for Papers “Digital Fragmentations and Digital Sovereignty”

To what extent is the increasing fragmentation of cyberspace and Internet governance related to the idea of digital sovereignty? The CASSIS and the TRA 4 invite contributions for an edited volume and the international online-conference on “Digital Fragmentations and Digital Sovereignty”.

Waited long enough - five steps out of the pandemic

A guest article by the interdisciplinary expert group "No-Covid" with participation of Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer at Zeit Online.

Report: International Security Forum Bonn 2020

The report with discussion results and comments on the International Security Forum Bonn 2020 is now available.

Article: "Anders als früher"

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie analyses the social, political and media influences on the Bundeswehr in an article for the Rotary Magazine (available only in German).

Options for combating Covid-19 by the "No-Covid-Strategy"

The document presents an extension of the new proactive strategy for Germany in order to combat the pandemic, in which the general principles of the "No-Covid-Strategy" (developed by an interdisciplinary expert team with contributions by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer) are examined more closely.

Europe’s Strategic Autonomy and the revived Transatlantic Partnership

The post-Cold War relationship between the EU and the US is characterised by a "law of opposite effects". With this in mind, Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn analyses the transatlantic partnership in terms of the common security and defence policy.

"No-COVID" Germany: Launching a Policy Debate in a Complex Political Environment

Article by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer in Think Global Health on the origin and reception of NoCovid.

Toolbox risk incidence of the No-Covid-Strategie

The document presents an extension of the new proactive strategy for Germany in order to combat the pandemic, in which the general principles of the "No-Covid-Strategy" (developed by an interdisciplinary expert team with contributions by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer) are examined more closely.

Singapore's broken promise

Singapore combated Covid-19 with mandatory tracing, but the data collected by Corona apps is not only used by health authorities. An article by CASSIS research fellow Julia Holz in "Südostasien. Zeitschrift für Politik – Kultur – Dialog".

Leading the way to net zero emissions?

This Strategy Paper explores the UK’s approach in terms of supporting the deployment of hydrogen in its ambition to reach a net-zero emission target by 2050. It is a joint study by the European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) conducted by CASSIS and the Centre for Global Security and Governance of the University of Aberdeen.

Climate Cooperation instead of Energy-Dominance of the US

At the Munich Security Conference can be made big steps towards a new transatlantic climate and energy cooperation, hopes Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Director of the Director of the European Cluster for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS).

New perspectives for Europe and the USA?

What are the new perspectives for EU - US cooperation after the US presidential election? The webinar of "Pulse of Europe Cologne" with CASSIS Senior Professor James Bindenagel, which focuses on this topic, is now available on Youtube.

Testing strategies proposed by the No-Covid-Strategy

The No-COVID strategists have published a paper calling for new testing concepts. According to the paper, proactive, targeted and extensive testing is the chance to kill two birds with one stone: combating the pandemic and opening essential areas such as schools and daycare centers.

The Biden Administration’s Geo-Economics – A Challenge for Europe

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie and Dr. Josef Braml analyse the impact of US domestic politics and the rivalry between the USA and China on the European Union in the special issue "Geopolitics" (I/2021) of the Defence Horizon Journal.

Interview: "Trump has already prepared his re-election"

In an interview with Abendzeitung München, Dr Josef Braml talks about the motives and effects of the second impeachment trial against former US President Donald Trump (available only in German).

US-geoeconomy: When the military becomes a market power and the dollar becomes a weapon

Dr. Josef Braml talks about the security strategy of the new US administration on the Atlantic Talk Podcast of the Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V. (available only in German)

The Project "Digital Fragmentations and Digital Sovereignty" will be funded by TRA 4

The project “Digital Fragmentations and Digital Sovereignty“ by Dr. Ying Huang and Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer will now be funded with resources from the University of Excellence Initiative via the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Individuals, Institutions and Societies" (TRA 4) of the University of Bonn.

A Paradigm Shift under President Joe Biden

International energy and climate cooperation is back on the agenda of the United States. An article by Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger.

Do we need a new strategy for Covid?

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer in the "phoenix runde" on why we need to change our strategic outlook now (in German only).

Living without Covid is the goal

Article in Die Zeit on the No-Covid plan by an expert team around Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer (in German only).

The CDU's leadership disputes are fought out according to its own laws

Guest commentary by Prof Dr Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ on the new CDU party leader, Armin Laschet, and the upcoming nomination of a candidate for chancellor (available only in German).

How Europe could influence the new world order

The change of government in the USA gives a chance to Europe to play a leading role in world politics - along with China and the United States. An analysis by CASSIS steering committee member Prof. Dr. Xuewu Gu.

The surprise return of the "Weimar Triangle"

The "Weimar Triangle" of Germany, France and Poland has now issued its first joint statement since 2016. An analysis by Iulian Romanyshyn.

Podcast: "Ostpolitik 2.0?"

Relating to the past event "Ostpolitik 2.0?" focussing on views of Germany and France approaching Europe`s position towards Russia, a podcast is now available, which also concentrates on this issue.

Little interest in learning from Asian role models

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer in an interview at rbb Inforadio on experiences of Asian countries in the pandemic - and why Germany seems to show little interest in learning from them (in German only).

More Ambition, Please!

Call for action "Toward a New agreement between Germany and the United States" by an expert group including CASSIS' Senior Professor James Bindenagel.

Interview: "They followed him into the abyss"

Dr Josef Braml talks about the US Republicans and their continued loyalty to former President Donald Trump in an interview with tagesschau.de (available only in German).

No-Covid-Plan to combat the corona pandemic

A strategy paper developed by a group of experts, including Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer, which demonstrates a sustainable option in order to overcome the pandemic.

Comparative Covid Response: Crisis, Knowledge, Politics

Analysis of China's pandemic policies by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer, contributing to a comparative study of 23 nations organised by Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia universities.

After the Election: Quo Vadis, USA?

Webinar of the Görres Gesellschaft led by Henry-Kissinger-Professor Dr. Ulrich Schlie (available in German only).

NATO-Russia Military Risk Reduction

The Institute for US and Canadian Studies and the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted Russian and NATO experts, among them CASSIS' Senior-Professor James D. Bindenagel, for 20 online seminar sessions. The expert group compiled a report containing ideas to reduce military risks between NATO and Russia.

Europe’s Digital Autonomy and Potentials of a U.S.-German Alignment toward China

Guest article by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer for a workshop at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

In Memory of Guido Goldman (1937-2020)

Obituary by the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies.

"Even a Trump is not Stronger than the Power of History"

Henry Kissinger-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie as a guest in the Atlantic Talk Podcast of the German Atlantic Society, speaks about the US presidential election and its implications (available in German only).

What awaits Joe Biden - a bearer of hope in a reality check

Guest article by Henry Kissinger Professor Dr. Ulrich Schlie in Cicero on the expectations of President-elect Joe Biden (available in German only).

Why we still don't want to learn from Asia

Guest commentary by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer in Cicero on identity politics during the pandemic (available in German only).

Long-term Lectureship for Strategy, Diplomacy and International Security Policy

In cooperation with CASSIS, the DAAD is setting up a long-term lectureship at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya in Israel. The application deadline is January 4, 2021.

Containment instead of elimination

Guest commentary by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer in the Neuen Zürcher Zeitung on why Europe has a hard time learning pandemic management from East Asia (available in German only).

Points of convergence between South Korea and the European Union in a post-corona environment

Paper presented by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer at the discussion panel "EU-Korea convergence and partnerships 10 years after the EU-Korea FTA" of the Asia Centre, Paris.

German Security Policy Since 1990: Looking For a Strategy

The newest publication by Henry-Kissinger-Professor at CASSIS, Ulrich Schlie, in SIRIUS - Zeitschrift für Strategische Analysen (article only available in German)

Senior-Professor James D. Bindenagel in conversation with Markus Meckel, the last Foreign Minister of the GDR

The two contemporary witnesses look back on the time of reunification and talk about the changed role of the reunited Germany in the world. (available in German only)

Playing with fire - Turkey's influence in the South Caucasus holds dangers

Guest commentary by Dr. Shushanik Minasyan in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on the foreign policy of the Turkish President. (available in German only)

Task force "Future of the Transatlantic Relations"

On September 24th, the task force "Future of the Transatlantic Relations" was established under the leadership of Henry-Kissinger-Professor Ulrich Schlie.

Germany from Peace to Power? Can Germany lead in Europe without dominating?

The newest publication by Senior-Professor at CASSIS, Prof. James D. Bindenagel, will be released in september 2020 as part of the "Contemporary Issues in International Security and Strategic Studies"-series

Fellowship and Scholarship-Program for scientists from the global South

CASSIS is looking for post-doctoral scientists and doctoral candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Can Germany Lead Europe Strategically?

Publication by Senior-Professor at CASSIS, James D. Bindenagel, in Internationale Politik by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAV)

Report: International Security Forum Bonn 2019

The results and commentaries of senior experts of the forum are now available online.

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