Germany

Ground Truth Briefing: Germany Decides

The German elections are a pivotal moment for Europe and the world economy. It seems likely that Angela Merkel will be re-elected but by what margin? And what negotiations will follow? Will the election provide the decisive result that would reassure world markets or a return to uncertainty? Our panel of experts will provide insights.

At this critical moment, the Wilson Center again brings a series of experts together to discuss events and examine how they might unfold.
 

Brazil's 1975 Nuclear Agreement with West Germany

Brazil’s earliest attempts to master the nuclear fuel cycle date back to 1953-1954, when Admiral Álvaro Alberto da Motta e Silva purchased centrifuges for uranium enrichment purposes from the University of Göttingen. Although the equipment was not delivered because it was seized and detained by order of the United States, Brazil’s goal of obtaining the technology to master the entire nuclear fuel-cycle continued to be pursued intermittently over the following decades.

Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest

“Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest,” a Wilson Center policy brief by former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer, demonstrates the relevance of diversity politics in Europe and its importance to the transatlantic relationship.  The evolving debate across Europe about how to manage growing diversity effectively is often met with a backlash against the notion that Europe should openly embrace these demographic changes.

Current Immigration and Integration Debates in Germany and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other

Former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer compares immigration and integration debates in Germany and the United States in a policy paper co-authored with Victoria Pardini.

Brazil-South Africa Nuclear Relations

This dossier deals with a little known episode in the history of Brazil’s nuclear program: South Africa’s attempt to cooperate with Brazil.

The Woodrow Wilson Center Announces 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Class

WASHINGTON—Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, announced the members of the 2013-2014 fellowship class. The 21 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2013 to spend an academic year in residence at the Center, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

German Unification Twenty-Five Years Later

After the first quarter century of development since the overthrow of Communism and the reunification of East and West Germany, how does one draw up a balance sheet?  How can one assess the transfer of political institutions, the economic crises, the difficulties of women’s adjustment?  There were substantial successes but also significant failures. Many of the international moves of the Berlin Republic can only be understood by considering the difficult process of adjustment during and after unification. 

Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall

"After years as Eurasia's energy bully, Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, is getting a taste of its own medicine," stated Alexandros Petersen in an article published by Foreign Policy earlier this week. According to Petersen, the shift in demand for natural gas throughout Europe, combined with persistent low prices, has caused the Russian giant to reconsider its marketing and pricing strategies.

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