Friend-Shoring and the End of Multilateralism? Major Challenges for Germany as a Trading Nation – In an article for the blog “Politische Ökonomie” published by Wirtschaftsforums der SPD e.V. , Aspen Germany Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner discusses the re-regionalization of value chains, the risks for Germany, and what German economic and political actors can do to mitigate current crises. July 19, 2022 (German)
GreenTeaTimeTalk – Reorientation in foreign trade – In a panel discussion at the Grüner Wirtschaftsdialog, together with Jörg Asmussen from the German Insurance Association and Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, Aspen Germany Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner commented on strategies for resilient foreign trade relations. July 4, 2022 (German)
The world out of joint: How the West is preparing to beat China – Aspen Germany Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner’s analysis of the threat posed by the confrontational relationship between China and the West is featured in Michael Maier’s article in the Berliner Zeitung. July 2, 2022 (German)
The West is rebelling, now it must also deliver – A contribution by Aspen Germany Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner in the Wirtschaftswoche discusses the results of the recent G7 summit. The West has to present a strong alternative to Russia and China, if it wants to strengthen ties with the outreach countries, she argues. July 1, 2022 (German)
Control freaks: G7 leaders push to cap oil prices – In the context of the G7 summit, our Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner speaks to Politico about the states‘ suggestion for an oil-price cap and the importance of big players like Russia and China. June 28, 2022
G7 disappoints on energy and food crises – Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner shared her opinion on the newly created Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment in this article of the Deutsche Welle and said that this plan seems to be a little bit more concrete than the previous ones. June 28, 2022
Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner told Deutsche Welle about her experiences during the G7-summit in Elmau, how united the West is regarding sanctions, financial contributions, and weapon deliveries that Putin would not have expected. She also elaborated on the transatlantic relations between the US and Germany and how these countries have a revival after the Trump administration, Germany being one of the most important allies of the US. Lastly, she reminded that sanctions could be more effective if energy was included in the package – for that, other countries such as India and South Africa should be involved in the Western alliance too. June 27, 2022
From June 25-27 Aspen Germany Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner covered the G7 Summit in Elmau for BR24 in six special G7 shows. Among other topics, she spoke about the G7 as a group connected through shared values. She also commented on the G7’s role in the sanctions against Russia and financial aid for Ukraine. You can find the special broadcasts here (German)
G7 announces new sanctions on Russia and increased support for Ukraine – In an interview with W Radio in the midst of the G7 summit, Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner discusses the numerous global crises that are at the center of the G7 debates, the group’s relationship with Russia and China and what is needed to turn the G7 ideas into effective tools. June 27, 2022 (Spanish)
G7 wants to help developing countries, but high debt levels a problem – In this article, Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner shared her opinion on developing countries and how they are endangered by several crises, such as fiscal, energy and food crises. Their recovery and cooperation with the G7-countries is essential for an effective work against Russia and China. June 27, 2022
This is what the G-7 summit in the idyllic Bavarian countryside is all about – Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner shared her insights in an article of the Swiss Der Bund on the G7-summit. She highlighted the importance of including developing countries as well in the Western alliance against Putin’s Russia and analysed the future role and transformation of the G7, especially under the Biden administration. June 26, 2022 (German)
In the new episode of the “Asien Aktuell” podcast, our director Stormy-Annika Mildner talks about the trade between Asia and Europe, the shrinking of economic growth forecasts and multiple crises. June 3, 2022 (German)
How do you become the head of a think tank, Stormy-Annika Mildner? – On the DGAP podcast, “Volle Welt Voraus – Karrieren in der internationalen Politik,” our director Stormy-Annika Mildner talks about her career in academia and the industrial sector as well as how she became the director of a think tank. May 23, 2022 (German)
Podcast Episode 12: The Future of the Transatlantic Partnership – In the new episode of the podcast series “Bankgeheimnis” from the Association of German Banks, our Director Stormy-Annika Mildner was asked by financing experts Emily Frank and Hendrik Hartenstein in the areas of the transatlantic partnership and China’s role in this context. May 17, 2022 (German)
Parliamentarians from the U.S. and Germany are meeting in Schwerin, Germany – The daily newspaper Schwerin-Lokal reports that parliamentarians at the state level from the U.S. and Germany are meeting in Schwerin for a transnational exchange as part of the Laboratories of Democracy Initiative. They will discuss current socially relevant topics, meet politicians, and enter into dialogue with companies. May 11, 2022 (German)
A New Course: Germany’s Pivot on Energy and Security – In “The Politic”, a Yale undergraduate journal of politics and culture, editor Axel de Vernou talked to our director Stormy-Annika Milder about Germany’s recent shift in foreign policy following the invasion of Ukraine. April 27, 2022.
Regulation or self-commitment of the new opinion leaders? – Tagesspiegel Background reports on the Call for Action that emerged from our Engaging German Influencers initiative. In the article, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Director of Aspen Germany, calls on policymakers, influencers and platforms alike to focus on their growing role in shaping political opinion. April 14, 2022 (German)
Transatlantic obligations – Aspen Germany’s Stormy Mildner talks to WDR 5 Politikum about transatlantic obligations and that the German government also needs to communicate with the population about arms deliveries to Ukraine. February 7, 2022 (German)
A Year after the Attack of the Capitol, the Shock Still Runs Deep – “Americans seem to live in two parallel worlds” says Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner to Heilbronner Stimme one year after the attack of the Capitol. January 6, 2022 (German)
Anniversary of the Attack of the Capitol : ‘Trump is still Popular’ – On the anniversary of the attack of the Capitol, Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner talks about the division in the U.S. and Trump’s popularity in a segment with Morgenecho. January 6, 2022 (German)
No Less Than all the World’s Problems await the Newcomer – Covid, Climate, China: the G7 must have an answer to global challenges, otherwise its meaningfulness may be called into question. Guest article by Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner and Claudia Schmucker, DGAP, in the Tagesspiegel. January 3, 2022 (German)
In the Digital World of Education, Students and Teachers Learn from Each Other – Article in the Heilbronner Stimme about the two-day hybrid conference organized by Aspen Institute Germany on the topic of ” Humanity Empowered: Building Resilience with AI”. December 3, 2021 (German)
Aspen Press Release: G7 Panel publishes report on global economic resilience – “Today’s crises are frequent, multicausal, and severe. Whether they are systemic or sudden – the approaches we are taking towards them now no longer suffice. We need the Cornwall Consensus to guide us towards a more sustainable and inclusive path of governance. The world as we know it has changed significantly over the past years – it is time our approach towards global economic governance does, too!“ says Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of Aspen Germany. Oktober 13, 2021. (German)
USA and China want to defuse trade dispute – “For Stormy Mildner, executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany, U.S. President Joe Biden’s trade policy shows a great deal of continuity with the policy of the previous administration, especially with regard to China. This is not surprising, she said in an interview with DW. She had expected this kind of continuity because China was perceived “as a major threat to U.S. economic interests and to the social and economic system” of the United States.” October 5, 2021 (German)
“German exporters worried about protectionism – Globalization has been a good thing for the German economy which is export-oriented.” Stormy Mildner analyzes the risks of growing protectionism in a tv interview with Deutsche Welle. August 9, 2021
“Showdown between the United States and China” – Stormy Mildner in Stern interview on the relationship between and behavior of the United States and China. August 5, 2021 (German)
Aspen Press Release: EU-US Summit in Brussels: A revival of transatlantic relations – The European Union and the United States of America share a close and historic partnership based on shared values and interests, cultural exchange, economic cooperation and geopolitical reality. “After a Corona year in which the focus was often too much on domestic challenges and nationally-minded responses, the EU-US Summit in Brussels must be forward-looking for international cooperation in the areas of health, climate, trade and technology,” explains Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner. (…) June 14, 2021 (German)
“’When we look at Merkel, many people only see her as an anchor of stability, which she is. Because of her style, knowledge and experience, she can really build trust,’ said Stormy-Annika Mildner, executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany in Berlin, who worked alongside Ms. Merkel at previous summits as a representative of the business community. ‘But a lot of people do not see how important and prescient she has been in placing and shaping topics in the G7 process.’” Stormy Mildner in an extensive article on Merkel’s work published by the New York Times. June 12, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington on July 15 in what will likely be her farewell visit to the United States after almost 16 years at the helm of Europe’s largest economy. Stormy-Annika Mildner, executive director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, gives her assessments on the topics of Merkel’s visit with the German press agency Reuters. “Merkel will be sending a message in both directions – towards the United States … and toward us here in Germany (…).” June 11, 2021 (German)
Build Forward Better: The G7 Summit as a Roadmap for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future – Please find Aspen’s new press release on the G7 summit and Aspen Germany Director’s role in the Panel on Economic Resilience. June 9, 2021 (German)
Stormy-Annika Mildner interviewed on Deutsche Welle TV’s daily news program “Der Tag” about the U.S. planning to invest $250 billion in high-tech research to break its dependence on China. June 9, 2021 (German)
U.S. President Joe Biden’s European trip is all about restoring damaged trust, Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner told Börsenzeitung. 09.06.2021
‘Cornwall Consensus’: G7 advisory panel proposes new guidelines. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of Aspen Germany, proven trade expert and the German representative on the G7 Economic Resilience Panel in an interview with the German Press Agency dpa. The goal, she says, is for societies to become more resilient, as well as more agile, greener and fairer. The article was among others released in Germany’s daily papers Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. June 9, 2021 (German)
“EU will continue to support the Berlin Process, momentum is in the hands of the region” Valeska Esch, Deputy Executive Director and Program Director Europe at the Aspen Institute Germany and Hansjörg Brey, Executive Director of the Southeast Europe Association, in a discussion on the current state and the future of the Berlin Process and the role of the civil society within it on EWB – European Western Balkans. June 2, 2021
“Working at the interface between business and politics is the common thread in Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner’s professional biography. Add to that a second focus of interest: transatlantic relations. Now the two are coming together.” Aspen Germany’s Executive Director in an interview in the current issue of Business & Diplomacy (01/2021, pp. 30-31). May 5, 2021 (German)
“USA and Germany Slowly Finding Their Way Back to Each Other” – Stormy-Annika Mildner and others are looking back on 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency. Many in Europe have hoped that transatlantic relations would now improve significantly. Deutsche Welle article. April 29, 2021 (German)
“US invests heavily to reduce income inequality” – In this video interview with Deutsche Welle, Stormy-Annika Mildner “(…) looks at what’s behind the Biden administration’s huge spending plans and who’s going to profit from them”. April 29, 2021
“On Trade, the EU is Waiting for Positive Signals from the U.S. Administration” Aspen Germany’s Stormy Mildner in the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel on the new beginning in Washington and stumbling blocks on the road to more transatlantic cooperation. April 29, 2021 (German)
The EU should become more powerful – the EU Commission’s new trade strategy. In her piece on the blog by bpö – blog politische ökonomie (blog policitical economy), Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner pleads for more self-confidence of the EU. April 29, 2021 (German)
100 days of Joe Biden in office – the opposite of sleepy. “With Biden, a certain normality has returned to Washington,” says Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner in an interview with the Heilbronner Stimme. April 28, 2021 (German)
“US President Joe Biden has little time to spare tackling an array of pressing issues at home and abroad. One of his most urgent tasks has been to rebuild trust in the trans-Atlantic relationship.” Stormy-Annika Mildner and others in a piece of Deutsche Welle on Biden’s first 100 days. April 27, 2021
How do we want to hold up with Beijing? “The China issue is becoming the litmus test of transatlantic relations for the United States. Under Joe Biden, the EU and the U.S. are getting closer again – but the different risk perceptions remain a challenge.” Guest article by Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner in Wirtschaftswoche. April 24, 2021 (German)
Maas visit: Continuation of the German stance against border changes. – Balkan analyst Johanna Deimel and Valeska Esch, Deputy Managing Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, after Foreign Minister Maas’ visit to Pristina and Belgrade about Germany’s position and the discussion about border changes between Kosovo and Serbia. “There are good reasons why many experts and governments – not just the federal government – reject the idea of ethnic borders. The current discussions are mainly distracting from what is really important nowadays: the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social consequences,” Esch told Radio Free Europe. “Topics such as jobs, the fight against corruption and strengthening the independence of the judiciary rank higher than changing borders.” April 23, 2021 (Albanian)
Diplomats’ wives usually have to work for free – Article in the daily paper the Tagesspiegel about the first virtual fireside chat to which the Aspen Institute Germany invited Kimberly Emerson, wife of former U.S. Ambassador John Emerson, and Jutta-Falke Ischinger, married to former German Ambassador to Washington, Wolfgang Ischinger. March 23, 2021 (German)
Europe Struggles to Defend Itself Against a Weaponized Dollar – “German companies in particular worry about the growing confrontation between Washington and Beijing. American secondary sanctions that might be imposed on China would create a huge problem for Germany,” said Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of Aspen Institute Germany in the New York Times. March 12, 2021
G7 want to restore common ground – “Our job is to develop very concrete recommendations that are new, implementable, precise, (…)” Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Stormy-Annika Mildner told the German Press Agency (dpa). She is the German representative on the G7 Economic Resilience Panel, which was established by the British G7 presidency. March 7, 2021 (German)
“Bad timing – The CAI investment agreement concluded between the EU and China at the end of 2020 has some good points; it does not quite fit the picture of transatlantic cooperation.” Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner and Dr. Claudia Schmucker, head of the Geo-Economics Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) published in: Internationale Politik. March 1, 2021 (German)
“Many Republicans fear for their lives” – Stormy-Annika Mildner explains in an interview with the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung where the loyalty for Trump comes from and whether the ex-president can still expect a conviction. February 12, 2021 (German)
“Kosovo urgently needs a government capable of acting” – Aspen Gemany’s Deputy Executive Director Valeska Esch in an interview with Deutsche Welle on the elections in Kosovo. February 12, 2021 (German)
Aspen Germany’s executive director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner in an interview on the “Second Impeachment Against Trump” conducted by the Inforadio of the Berlin-Brandenburg-based broadcaster RBB. February 9, 2021 (German)
Joe Biden’s plan to overcome Trump’s economic heritage: Aspen Germany’s executive director Stormy Mildne gives an assessment of Biden’s plan in an interview conducted by Deutsche Welle Business. January 20, 2021
„Stormy-Annika Mildner wants to repair old bridges between Europe and the United States. Mildner has been the new director of the Berlin-based Aspen Institute since January 2021. The think tank with 17 employees sees itself as a dialog platform for trust-based cooperation between Europe and the United States.“ Portrait about Aspen Germany’s new director on China.Table – the professional briefing from Bejing, Berlin, and Brussels. January 19, 2021 (German)
Trump is still polarizing, but his popularity ratings have “fallen significantly in the last few days”, says Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of Aspen Germany during the ZDF Morgenmagazin, the daily German-wide morning show. January 13, 2021 (German)
“US allies concerned about fallout of Capitol Hill riots.” Stormy-Annika Mildner, the new executive director of Aspen Germany, in a tv-interview conducted by Deutsche Welle on the fact “(…) that political stability in the US is crucial for nation’s most important trading partners including Germany.” January 8, 2021
Voices from Berlin on the US elections: “Both will dispute the result and enlarge the division of society.” Rüdiger Lentz and others on the morning after the US presidential elections in the daily paper Tagesspiegel. November 4, 2020 (German)
120,000 votes for the US elections – article in the daily paper Berliner Tagesspiegel on the US elections featuring Rüdiger Lentz, executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany, who (bezieht sich im Originalartikel auf Rüdiger) strives to “acquire a more differentiated perspective, to become aware of issues that have been neglected”. October 31, 2020 (German)
Rüdiger Lentz together with Vendeline von Bredow (The Economist) and Michael Backfisch (Funke Medien) in the press talk “Andruck” on the local tv station TV Berlin on the issue of Trump and the elections in November. September 27, 2020 (German)
Do the Western Balkans need a „mini Schengen”? Early September, Serbia and Kosovo signed two documents on the economic normalization of their relationship. Kosovo’s entry of the “mini-Schengen” initiative however was controversially discussed. What is this all about? Valeska Esch, deputy executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany, on Deutsche Welle. September 15, 2020 (German)
“The US should work with the EU to implement existing agreements” – Deputy Executive Director Valeska Esch in an interview conducted by the Deutsche Welle. September 12, 2020 (Albanian)
“Germany Is Losing the Fight Against QAnon – The German government beat back the coronavirus pandemic—but has largely given up against conspiracy theories.” Read Tyson Barker’s argument on Covid disinformation in Germany published in Foreign Policy. September 2, 2020
“Civil war-like conditions possible after the presidential election” Aspen Germany’s director Rüdiger Lentz in an interview conducted by Deutschlandfunk. August 29, 2020 (German)
“The dialogue in Brussels and in Washington can perhaps complement each other.” Valeska Esch, deputy executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany and program director Europe in an interview conducted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. A transcript is available in Albanian and Serbian. August 26, 2020.
Effective 1 January 2021, Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner will become the new Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany in Berlin. Dr. Mildner was appointed by the board of the Aspen Institute Germany in an extraordinary session. She will follow Ruediger Lentz, who has served as Executive Director of Aspen Germany since 2013. Please find here the full press advisory. Download the press advisory as pdf here. June 15, 2020
We’re happy to introduce the US Elections podcast America’s Choice of Aspen Germany and the Atlantik-Brücke! In each episode Tyson Barker and David Deissner will have interesting guests and inform you on current US Elections related issues. (German)
“German-American Relations on lowest level since end of WW II?” – Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, in an interview conducted by the Augsburger Allgemeine on the current German-American relations which seem to be on a record low due to President Trump’s behavior. June 10, 2020 (German)
“A comprehensive consensus is required for dialogue” – Valeska Esch, deputy director of the Aspen Institute Germany and program director Europe, in an interview conducted by Deutsche Welle. June 11, 2020 (Albanian)
“Trump is playing with fire“ – Rüdiger Lentz, executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany in an interview conducted by the German radio station WDR5 on Trump’s reactions on the current protests in the USA. According to Lentz, Trump is using the protests in the streets of the USA to present himself as a strong leader. June 2, 2020 (German)
Read also the statement on protests and police violence by Daniel Porterfield, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Washington. June 1, 2020
Our Deputy Director Tyson Barker takes in an interview conducted by Deutschlandfunk a look at Präsident Donald Trump’s recent Twitter regulation, its ambivalent relationship to social media platforms & the US campaign. May 29, 2020 (German)
„It is a disturbing attitude that 75 years after WW II everybody should follow our lead” – Elmar Brok, Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Germany and long-time European politician (CDU) in an interview conducted by the Spiegel. May 20, 2020 (German)
“Germany’s Angst Is Killing Its Coronavirus Tracing App” – Tyson Barker’s Argument about Germany’s constant hesitation when it comes to technological progress published by the online magazine foreign policy. May 8, 2020
„The dirtiest election campaign one can imagine” – Rüdiger Lentz in an interview conducted by Deutschlandfunk on Bernie Sanders’ retraction, Joe Biden’s outlook and Donald Trump’s chances. April 9, 2020 (German)
EU greenlights North Macedonia and Albania membership talks: Breakthrough or symbolic gesture? The New Atlanticist asked Atlantic Council experts and friends, among them Valeska Esch, Deputy Executive Director and Program Director Europe of Aspen Germany, about the EU’s new enlargement negotiations and what impact they may have on North Macedonia and Albania, and the quest for accession in the Western Balkans. March, 26, 2020
“The Coronavirus Pandemic Tells a Tale of 3 Leaders” – Tyson Barker, Deputy Executive Director and Program Director Transatlantic and Digital of the Aspen Institute Germany, on how Trump, Merkel, and Macron addressed their nations within 24 hours and their different understandings of the world. Argument in Foreign Policy. March 13, 2020
„NATO needs a new strategy“ Aspen Germany’s Senior Fellow Brigadier General (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann in Der Tagesspiegel right before the opening of this year’s Munich Security Conference. February 14, 2020 (German)
„Iowa is a political barometer” – Aspen Germany’s Director Rüdiger Lentz in an interview conducted by the Western German Radio Station (WDR 5) on the pre-elections in Iowa. February 3, 2020 (German)
“Europe Can’t Win the Tech War It Just Started. The European Union is running in circles in pursuit of ‘digital sovereignty.’” Tyson Barker, Fellow of the Aspen Institute Germany in an article written for the Foreign Policy. January 26, 2020
Listen in to our Program Director and Fellow Tyson Barker discussing impeachment, upcoming US presidential elections, and implications for European security and diplomacy with Ricardo Silvestre from MLS – Movimento Liberal Social on Liberal Europe’s Podcast. December 20, 2019
„Measureing Merkel’s Legacy“ – Tyson Barker in the December Episode of the Berlin Policy Journal Podcast. December 5, 2019
„Democracy is nothing for spectators.“ Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in an interview conducted by Annette Riedel, Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Transcription and Podcast (German). November 9, 2019
Berlin Transatlantic Forum: The Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller welcomed Madeleine Albright and Rober Zoellick at the Berlin City Hal (Rotes Rathaus) – Signing the guest book of the City of Berlin. Pressrelease of the Senate Chancellery. November 6, 2019 (German)
One year to go before US Presidential elections. Tyson Barker of the Aspen Institute tells Brent Goff, Deutsche Welle, that crucial events in November will give a strong pointer to the outcome of the 2020 election. November 4, 2019
Valeska Esch in an interview conducted by Deutsche Welle Macedonia on the accession negotiations for Northern Macedonia and Albania postponed by President Macron. (German, Macedonian) October 18, 2019
Over 15 years ago, Dahrendorf already pointed out the risks of populism to parliamentary democracy. His remarks have been republished in “Ralf Dahrendorf: Eight Remarks on Populism” by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Aspen Institute Germany. June 2019.
Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute in an interview with KCRW Berlin about exploring German ethics at the Aspen Institute Germany’s artificial intelligence conference. Can artificial intelligence work to preserve human dignity in Europe? March 26, 2019
“Now there will be a solid fight” – Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with Silvia Engels (Deutschlandfunk) about the consequences of the Mueller report. March 25, 2019 (German)
Tyson Barker, Program Director at Aspen Germany in Berlin shares his thoughts at the podcast “Stammtisch” (Deutsche Welle) about why Artificial Intelligence matters and how it’s changing Germany, together with Rasmus Rothe, Michaela Kuefner and Damien McGuiness. March 22, 2019
Program Director and Fellow of the Aspen Institute Germany Tyson Barker at a discussion with Rieke Havertz (Zeit Online) and Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel) at the Deutsche Welle about the topic: “Trumps national emergency: Dismantling democracy?” February 21, 2019 (German)
Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with the German broadcaster MDR about the state of emergency. The remarkable thing in his opinion is that there is no emergency. February 16, 2019
Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany Rüdiger Lentz talks on the sidelines of the Security Conference in Munich about the in his view lamentably condition of the NATO. Bayrischer Rundfunk/Bavarian Broadcast. February 15, 2019
“Trump is not ready to compromise” – Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany, shares his thoughts on Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. rbb-Inforadio. February 6, 2019
“The problem is the boss at the top” – Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany in an interview with Silvia Engels (Deutschlandfunk), about two years of Trump in the White House. January 21, 2019 (German)
“Bush embodied warmth and leadership.“ In an interview with Inforadio rbb, Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, remembers George H.W. Bush, whom he has met on a number of occasions. “He was a very noble and cautious man, which, at times, was perceived as a weakness by some of his louder companions. However, this was anything but a weakness,” Lentz said. Listen in and read the full article here. December 12, 2018 (German)
Aspen Germany’s Program Director Tyson Barker together with Daniela Schwarzer (German Council on Foreign Relations, DGAP), Martin Klingst (Die Zeit and Senior Fellow of Aspen Germany), and Ralph C. Freund (Republicans Overseas Germany) talking about the results of this year’s midterm elections on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Podcast in German). November 9, 2018
“What a Democratic House means for Europe”. Tyson Barker on the impact of the midterm results on Europe. Politico, November 7, 2018
In response to Heiko Maas suggestions on Germany’s future strategy toward the U.S., Tyson Barker notes that in the concept of “balanced partnership, the ethos of former President Obama’s government resonates: Partners do something, friends are something.” Handelsblatt, August 21, 2018. (German)
“We must remain in dialog in difficult times”- Rüdiger Lentz about the importance of transatlantic relations in today´s issues. Tagesspiegel, August 8, 2018. (German)
Aspen Germany’s Tyson Barker attributed Berlin a “white-knuckle mentality” ahead of the NATO Summit in The Wall Street Journal. July 10, 2018.
“Probably the most important decision that Donald Trump has made in the American political landscape so far” – Tyson Barker about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. Deutschlandfunk, July 10, 2018. (German)
“Friendly Fire: How united is NATO?” – Tyson Barker discussed within the frame of the talk-show “Quadriga” together with Claudia Major (SWP) and Christian F. Trippe (DW) about the NATO Summit 2018 and the future shape of NATO. Deutsche Welle DW-TV, July 12, 2018. (English and German)
Tyson Barker appeared on rbb-Inforadio to discuss reasons and implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council. rbb-Inforadio, June 21, 2018. (German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz during the ZDF-Mittagsmagazin about Trump (starting 8’30). June 11, 2018 (German)
Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, talking in the news talk “Andruck – der Pressetalk” with Ansgar Graw (WELT) and Dr. Josef Braml (DGAP, German Council on Foreign Relations) and TV Berlin Anchor Peter Brinkmann about Trump, import taxes on German cars, and Trump’s relationship to Iran on the one hand and North Korea on the other. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. June 10, 2018 (German)
Tyson Barker was cited by the Guardian in an article on the future of the US-EU trade relations. “Merkel faces tough White House trade talks as Macron a hard act to follow”, the Guardian, April 27, 2018.
Tyson Barker and Mareike Oldemeinen recently published an article on the USA’s role in the further development of the global trade system. “Entering the Ice Age“, Berlin Policy Journal, April 27, 2018.
Tyson Barker published an article on the most important issues during Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington in April 2018 in The Hill. “For Trump, the Macron party is over; Merkel’s visit will be all business”. The Hill, April 26, 2018.
Podcast “Digital Revolution. Why Germany is no big player”, a recording of the debate “Is Germany Ready for the AI Revolution?” at the Aspen Institute’s 2018 AI Conference, including French journalist Cécile Boutelet, physicist Michael Feindt, member of parliament Thomas Jarzombek (CDU) and Lothar Schröder, member of the executive board of Verdi. Deutschlandfunk Nova, April 22, 2018. (German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz on Trump’s „declaration of war“ via Tweet on the German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. April 12, 2018 (German)
Deutsche Welle’s coverage of the 2018 Aspen AI Conference: “Conference debates how AI can shed its ‘black box’ image”. Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2018.
Article on Deutsche Welle about the 2018 AI Conference: “Humanity disrupted? Berlin conference explores AI possibilities”. Deutsche Welle, March 15, 2018.
“CSU man Weber demands a harder course toward Putin“ – Interview with Tyson Barker conducted by the Augsburger Allgemeine. (German) March 13, 2018
Tyson Barker, Program Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, in an interview conducted by the German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Obama’s rumored program on Netflix. (Podcast in German) March 9, 2018
„Culture and Military. A rapproachment in seven facets.” Klaus Wittmann, Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Germany, in the March/April issue of the paper of the Deutscher Kulturrat, the head organization of German federal cultural associations, Politik und Kultur. (German)
Tyson Barker was cited on rbb-Inforadio about the shifting attitude towards gun legislation in the United States. rbb-Inforadio, February 23, 2018. (German)
In an interview with Deutsche Welle after the Parkland school shooting, Tyson Barker weighs in on the US gun debate and explains why this time it might be possible to pass stricter gun legislation. Deutsche Welle, February 23, 2018. (German)
Tyson Barker, Program Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, was interviewed about reasons for the spread of fake news on the “Fakecast” podcast produced by the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Bayerischer Rundfunk, February 7, 2018. (German)
Rüdiger Lentz and Institut Aspen France’s Executive Director Ioanna Kohler call for the establishment of a Franco-German AI commission in the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. January 22, 2018. (German)
Rüdiger Lentz talks about one year Donald Trump with Ansgar Graw, journalist at DIE WELT, and TV Berlin moderator Peter Brinkmann in Andruck der Pressetalk, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. January 21, 2018 (German)
Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director, discussed with Malte Lehmann, Tagesspiegel, and Matthew Karnitschnig, POLITICO, on invitation of DW Deutsche Welle the topic “One Year Trump: Beyond All Reason?” January 11, 2018
Rüdiger Lentz talking about „One Year Trump – How Damaged Are Transatlantic Relations?“ on rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. December 27, 2017 (German)
Tyson Barker Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany on the new coalition talks in Germany and the chances for Germany’s right wing to increase its numbers in The Washington Times. 17. Dezember 2017
„Trump is not the problem. He is just the symptom of an underlying problem”, Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, in Die Presse on the consequences the current situation in the US will have on the global order. December 2, 2017
Tyson Barker, Program Director Aspen Germany, on Angela Merkel and the termination of the Jamaica-Talks on USA Today. November 20, 2017
One year after the Elections: What are the Consequences? Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, speaks with the Inforadio on the topic of an “Arcane America”. November 12, 2017 (German)
„Republicans are afraid of him”, stated Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, in an interview with Deutschlandfunk, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Trump Administration. November 8, 2017 (German)
„One Year Trump: One Year Full of Setbacks“ – Rüdiger Lentz in an eleven-minute interview on the German Broadcast Inforadio. November 8, 2017 (German)
„The AfD is Germany’s litmus test.“ – The Aspen Institute’s Executive Director, Rüdiger Lentz, in an interview conducted by the American Council on Germany on Germany on the outcome of the German Election and the future of the German party landscape. September 25, 2017
The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spends 15 minutes with Rüdiger Lentz talking about the rise of populism in the West and how it’s impacting liberal democracies. September 24, 2017
Aspen Program Director Tyson Barker speaking to Reuters about a Russian cyber attack on the Rheinland-Pfalz CDU’s party infrastructure: ”The main battle front in this hybrid war – in the U.S. as in Germany – will likely be in the states, not Berlin or Washington.“ September 4, 2017
The University of Siegen reporting on a visit by a delegation of American scientists to discuss current research projects and future transatlantic cooperation. The exchange took place as part of the Aspen Institute’s „German-American Dialogue“. August 25, 2017 (German)
“Bannon was the radical top of the iceberg” – Interview with Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Deutschlandfunk on Trump’s chief strategist Steven Bannon’s withdrawal (podcast, transcription – German only). August 19, 2017.
Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director des Aspen Institute Deutschland, im Gespräch mit rbb-Inforadio zu den widersprüchlichen Reaktionen des U.S. Präsidenten Donald Trump auf die jüngsten Ereignisse in Charlottesville, Virginia. Wie glaubwürdig ist Trump’s Botschaft in diesem Zusammenhang? 18. August 2017.
Aspen Germany’s Tyson Barker talks to CGTN about Congressional sanctions on Russia and what it really means for Germany’s industry. July 26, 2017.
The DAGSIWI, the German-American society Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V., reports about American representatives of civil society as part of the German American Dialog 2017 in Siegen. May 31, 2017.
The Representative of German Industry and Trade published an article on the alumni reception of the Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange 2017 and the importance of transatlantic trade relations and the German-American Dialog. July 11, 2017.
In a conversation with SWR2 correspondent Doris Maull, Rüdiger Lentz talked about his career, provided an assessment of the transatlantic relationship and offered insights into the work of the Aspen Institute Germany. (German) June 24, 2017.
Tyson Barker talks on Reuters about the recent Russian hacking attack against Julia Klöckner, politician from the conservative CDU. September 4, 2017.
„Mayors cannot afford ideologies“ – Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, in an interview conducted by Annette Riedel of Deutschlandfunk Kultur during the Kennedy Breakfast at the city hall of Schöneberg. The breakfast was hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany on July 8, 2017
“US delegation visiting Potsdam“ – as part of the German American Dialog a delegation visited Potdsam in order to discuss topics like climate protection and public transport accompanied by the local TV station Brandenburg Aktuell, May 10, 2017 (German)
The GAD was also reported on by the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten. Klick here (May 8) and here(May 12) for the German reports.
Aspen Germany’s Program Director Tyson Barker summarizes: Five Transatlantic Takeaways from the 2017 Munich Securtiy Conference. February 19, 2017
Interview with Tyson Baker conducted by Deutsche Welle on the issue of Mike Flynn, February 15, 2017
Program Director Tyson Barker in the Berlin Policy Journal on “Beggar Thy Neighbor. How Europe can prepare for American mercantilism.” February 15, 2017
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by the WDR 5 Morgenecho on Gabriel meeting Tillerson, February 3, 2017 (German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 2 on Gabriel’s first meeting as Federal Foreign Minister with Tillerson and Vice President Prence, February 3, 2017 (German)
“Trump’s first days as President of the United States” Rüdiger Lentz on ARD Mittagsmagazin (TV, 12’40 – 16’10), January 23, 2017 (German)
Rüdiger Lentz and other Experts in the Tagesspiegel Live Blog on the Inauguration of Donald Trump, January 20, 2017 (German)
“Trump has to take a stand“ – Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with the Deutschlandfunk on Donald Trump’s alleged susceptibility to blackmail, January 11, 2017 (German)
Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker joining the TV Discussion Phoenix Runde with John C. Kornblum (former U.S. Ambassador in Germany), Klaus Scharioth (former German Ambassador in the U.S.), and Markus Feldenkirchen (Der Spiegel) on the issue „New Team in the White House – What is Donald Trump’s Agenda?“ December 14, 2016 (video in German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 5 on: “Farewell – Was Obama a great President?”, November 17, 2016 (German)
Interview with Thorsten Freers, Program Officer of the German American Dialog, conducted by Freie Presse on November 11, 2016 (German)
“Facing growing populism” – Article by Executive Director Rüdiger Lentz, published by Berliner Morgenpost on November 10, 2016 (German)
Handelsblatt Global on the U.S. Election Night 2016: “Berlin watches the drama unfold”, November 9, 2016
“Trump in the White House: Good Night, America?” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 2 – Arena on November 9, 2016
“The world with President Trump” – Deutsche Welle after the election of Donald Trump, November 9, 2016 (German)
“Quo vadis, Amerika?“ Deputy Director Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker attended talks on the U.S. American election campaign broadcast on WDR 5 on October 27, 2016 (German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Deutschlandfunk on the nomination of Hillary Clinton (German), July 27, 2016.
Charles King Mallory IV, former director of the Aspen Institute Germany, assesses President Obama’s eight-year administration. Listen to the interview here. A transcript is available here. (both in German), July 11, 2016.
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by the Inforadio (German) about Donald Trump’s speech on US foreign policy: “America first!”, April 28, 2016
“TTIP-Bashing” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 5 (German) on April 25, 2016
Senior Fellow Brigadiergeneral (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann in a vodcast of the onlinejournal Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (IPG, International Politics and Society) on the topic “Five Years of Civil War in Syria – Assessment of the Situation from a political and military point of view.” February 19, 2016 (German)
Interview with Garry Kasparov, keynote speaker at the Aspen Annual Gala 2015, conducted by Deutschlandradio Kultur, October 15, 2015 (German)
“Europe must become independent,“ commentary by Malte Lehming, Tagesspiegel, October 15, 2015 (German)
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted for the Berliner Spaziergang, a series in the Sunday edition of the Berliner Morgenpost on August 30, 2015 (German).
“Constructive Approach to the Relationship with Russia,” Aspen Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann in Behörden Spiegel’s newsletter “Defense, Armed Forces, Defense Technology,” issue June 2015 (German).
“More Women on Supervisory Boards” – video clip with Christine Wolff, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany, about women on supervisory boards, published on Deutsche Welle (German) on April 8, 2015.
“Collaboration, As Far As Possible; Defense, As Far As Necessary“ – Article by Karsten D. Voigt, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany, published on the website of the AICGS – American Institute for Contemporary German Studies on April 14, 2015
“German-Americans: The silent minority.“ Quote by Rüdiger Lentz in the Economist, issue February 7, 2015.
Speech by Rüdiger Lentz to representatives of government, business and the media on the occasion of the AmCham Germany’s New Year reception on February 23, 2015 (German).
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR5 on January21, 2015 about Obama’s State of the Union Address (German).
Speech by Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the publishing house Axel Springer SE and first recipient of the “Shepard Stone Award for Outstanding Transatlantic Leadership“, to representatives of government, business and the media on the occasion of Axel Springer’s New Year reception on January 12, 2015 (German).
Article on the first Transatlantic Conference and the festivities held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Germany on page 92 of the winter issue 2014/2015 of The Aspen Idea.
“Big data: privacy is a must” (Dr. Mathias Döpfner) and “Are we family?” (Victoria Nuland) are the titles of two articles published in the November/December issue of the Atlantic Times on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Germany.
On November 5, 2014 the Aspen Institute Germany hosted its Sixth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the British Embassy in Berlin. On this occasion, Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond presented their joint initiative to revitalize the reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The initiative was subsequently published in the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Deutsche Welle reported from the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference that the Ukraine crisis puts the EU’s focus back on the Western Balkans (in German). Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić urged the EU at the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference to “keep focus on the Western Balkans”. The Macedonian news agency Independent reported on the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference in two articles.
TV interview conducted by Deutsche Welle with Rüdiger Lentz, John C. Kornblum, and Katrin Hattenhauer on the subject “Agenda – Fall of the Berlin Wall – 25 Years On“, on November 4, 2014.
“Transatlantic relations: Sustainable dialogue trumps political speed dating“ –Michael Knigge,Deutsche Welle correspondent and participant of the Young Professionals Program 2005 and 2006, about the conference and the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Deutschland.
Supplement in Die ZEIT on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of The Aspen Institute Germany, published on October 9, 2014.
On October 9, the Aspen Institute Germany celebrated its 40th anniversary with a transatlantic conference: “The Transatlantic Partnership At Stake: Do We Still Need Each Other?“ Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State gave the key note. Deutsche Welle stated: “Transatlantic Partnership is vital but uninspired.“ Die Welt wrote: “Tagung in Berlin: USA und Europa – die lieblose, alternativlose Ehe“ (German text).
“Honored by the Aspen Institute: Shepard-Stone-Award for Mathias Döpfner“ bild.de reports on the bestowal of the first Shepard Stone Award on the evening of October 9, 2014
Announcement of Victoria Nuland’s participation in Aspen Germany’s 40th anniversary on October 8, 2014 on Berlin Global | Diplomacy.
Director’s press release on the occasion of 40 years Aspen Institute Germany (German text) published on October 6, 2014.
On 4 October, Rüdiger Lentz was honored with the Lucius D. Clay Medal in Dresden, as reported on by the websites of the Federation of German-American Clubs, Young Transatlantic Initiative, and dresden.de.
On September 16, 2014, Dr. Klaus Wittmann discussed the topic “IS in Bloodlust – Who Is Going to Stop the Terrorists?” on Phoenix Runde.
Aspen Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann in The Atlantic Times: “The West Is Not Russia’s Enemy” (Vol. 11, September/October 2014).
On September 4, 2014, Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann discussed the topic “Nato 2.0 – Realignment against Russia?” on Phoenix Runde.
„Germany Is Not an Island“ is the title of Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann’s article (German Text) on the blog of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Review 2014 – Außenpolitik weiter denken on July 30, 2014, which deals with Germany’s responsibility in foreign affairs.
“Spy Affair Continues” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Morgen Echo WDR 5 on July5, 2014
Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Aspen France on June 26, 2014.
On May 7, 2014 the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published a commentary written by Aspen’s Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann on page 2, titled “NATO’s Mistakes. While Putin’s Power Politics Can’t Be Justified, the West Should Be Self-critical as Well.”
NATO press release about the visit of Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow to Aspen Germany for the conference “NATO’s Role for Europe’s Security” on April 10, 2014
On March 26, 2014, Rüdiger Lentz talked with Deutschlandfunk’s Martin Zagatta, “The U.S. is shifting their focus back towards Europe.”
The ORF News Magazine ZIB 2 featured a statement by Rüdiger Lentz regarding the “Worsening of the Crimea Crisis” on March 13, 2014.
On March 5, 2014, Christiane Kaess interviewed Rüdiger Lentz for Deutschlandfunk: “Make it easier for Putin not to lose his face.”
Our Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann published an op-ed called “Active Instead of Reactive Politics” at EurActiv.de on February 2, 2014.
On January 28, 2014, Rüdiger Lentz discussed the topic “Disappointed Friends – How Trustworthy is Obama?” on Phoenix-Runde.
“A huge political cowardice” Johannes Altmeyer interviewed Rüdiger Lentz for “Amerika Wählt” on January 21, 2014.
“Trying to please everyone” Rüdiger Lentz spoke with Bettina Klein on Deutschlandfunk on January 17, 2014.
“We Are Friends, Not Buddies.” FAZ report on the Römerberg-Gespräche in Frankfurt on October 27, 2013.
“A Fresh Take on Old Ties.” The Atlantic Times, October 4, 2013 on the plans of Rüdiger Lentz with the Aspen Institute. (On page 4 of the print version from October 10, 2013)
“A serious crisis of the U.S. government” Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with Deutschlandfunk at October 10, 2013 on the US budget crisis.
“New Leadership at the Aspen Institute”, Politikszene, Ausgabe 444, also in the Business & Diplomacy newsletter September 2013.
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