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United States, Estonia Co-Chair Initiative to Connect Leaders of Emerging Democracies Online

2012-07-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 37s

In this GMF Podcast, Communications Director Will Bohlen interviews Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, about the new LEND network, created to connect leaders in emerging democracies. The initiative, co-chaired by the United States and Estonia, provides real-time interaction between countries through voice, video, and text communication. …

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Is Merkel’s Eurocrisis Plan Harming Recovery?

2012-06-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 24m 5s

Angela Merkel has been criticized for her approach to the Eurozone crisis. Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, GMF's Senior Transatlantic Fellow, joined Background Briefing's Ian Masters to discuss Merkel's financial policies, the outcome of the latest G20 meeting and its implications for Europe, Britain and the United States.…

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The Path Forward for Greece and the EU

2012-06-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 50m 42s

Greece's New Democracy Party won thirty percent of the vote in last weekend's elections. Now the Party looks to form a governing coalition that will keep Greece in the European Union. GMF's Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff joined Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn to discuss the path forward for Greece and the European Union. …

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Diplomatic Issues Facing Japan Today

2012-05-29 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 32s

In this podcast, GMF Transatlantic Fellow Joshua Walker, interviews Ambassador Ishii, Director of the Public Planning Staff for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Japan. Ambassador Ishii outlines the advantages of the U.S. pivot toward Asia, discusses North Korea’s failed rocket launch, the effect of the Iran crisis on Japan’s energy needs, and looking beyond Japan’s traditional foreign policy partners of the United States and EU to encompass India and the Republic of Korea.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Implications of the Eurozone Crisis for Asia

2012-05-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 42s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Pawel Swieboda, President of demosEUROPA in Warsaw, Poland, about how the European debt crisis will change EU-Asia relations. Mr. Swieboda outlines how economic troubles between the two regions will put the EU-China relationship on a level playing field, since China will have to consider the EU’s concerns on improved market access.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The Euro Crisis Through the Eyes of Asia

2012-05-21 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 23s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Ken Endo, a Professor at Hokkaido University School of Law in Japan, about the impact of the euro-debt crisis on Asia. Professor Endo shares his view on banking regulation changes and how Japan should take a role in shaping future regulations for the global financial sector.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Role of Women in African Agriculture must be Elevated

2012-05-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 4s

In this GMF podcast, John Barrett, Chief Professional Officer for Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, and Livelihoods at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), discusses DFID’s new approach to agricultural development, looking at the pivot toward a greater commitment and investment in food security. He describes specific ways that practitioners and government stakeholders can engage the private sector, and emphasized the role of markets, women, and regional trade as a catalyst for transformational change.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: New Partnerships Offer Opportunity to Lift African Farmers out of Poverty

2012-05-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 7s

In this GMF podcast, Felix Mosha Chairman of the Confederation of Tanzania Industry, explains the role of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania in creating transformational economic development in Tanzania, especially as it relates to food security, and outlined how the project differs from past programs.…

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In 8 Minutes Or Less: Security Priorities For Israel Today

2012-05-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 54s

In this GMF podcast, Brussels Office Director, Ian Lesser, interviews Yoel Mester, Political Counsellor for the Mission of Israel to the EU, about regional security challenges from Israel’s perspective, relations with the United States and the European Union on Iran’s nuclear program, and how to move forward with the peace process.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: European Cities Provide Blueprint for "Livable Streets" in Portland

2012-04-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 41s

In this GMF podcast, Urban and Regional Policy Program Assistant Casey Kuklick interviews Denver Igarta, urban planner for the city of Portland, about his GMF fellowship studying livable streets in Munich, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, and Malmo.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The Key Elements to Successful African Agricultural Reform

2012-04-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 34s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe interviews Robert Cunnane, USAID Mission Director in Tanzania, about U.S. President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative to improve food security in Africa. Cunnane outlines the goals of the program in Tanzania and emphasizes the growing importance of public-private partnerships.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: New Agency Gives Fresh Perspective on Ethiopian Agriculture

2012-04-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 18s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe interviews Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), a new agency dedicated to addressing Ethiopia’s most pressing food security issues in innovative ways. Bomba outlines how the inclusion of the Ethiopian Prime Minister is transforming their approach to agricultural policies, and the major differences between ATA and other organizations aimed at improving economic development in the country.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Hungarian Constitution Allows Government to do “Almost Anything”

2012-04-11 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 27s

In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Program Officer Nicholas Siegel interviews Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University, about the key concerns and criticisms surrounding the new Hungarian constitution.…

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Brzezinski: On Turkey, The Atlantic Community Must Embrace Those Who Embrace Democracy

2012-04-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 14m 9s

In this podcast, GMF Transatlantic Fellow Joshua Walker speaks with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. national security advisor under President Jimmy Carter. Brzezinski discusses the major issues covered in his latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, including Russian geopolitics and the Eurasian Union, Turkey and Russia’s perspective on the Eurozone crisis, the Arab Spring, and the complex future of U.S.-Asian relations.…

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Lessons from Europe Inform Urban Planning Project in San Francisco

2012-04-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 18s

In this GMF podcast, Urban and Regional Policy Program Assistant Casey Kuklick speaks with former GMF Fellow Steve Wartheim about his research on urban planning strategies in the European cities of Torino, Amsterdam, Lyon, and Copenhagen. He outlines the potential ways to use these strategies in U.S. cities, as well as obstacles presented by the U.S. planning paradigm.…

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German Bundestag Member: Germany Made a Big Mistake in Libya

2012-03-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 16s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff interviews German Bundestag Member Hans-Ulrich Klose about the future of Europe given the ongoing economic crisis. They discuss the impact of the crisis on defense spending, how the EU’s shrinking population may impact its influence, and how Europe must engage in global “burden sharing.” …

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In 8 minutes or less: Georgia, Russia, and Security in the South Caucasus

2012-03-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 57s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Fellow Peter Semneby discusses security in the South Caucasus with Giga Bokeria, Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia. They look at Georgia's biggest security threat, means of resolving conflicts in the region, and the potential role of the European Union.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Serbia’s Candidacy is Important but Not Yet "Epoch-Making"

2012-03-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 18s

In this GMF podcast, Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda about Serbia’s official status as a candidate for EU membership. Vejvoda outlines the major changes Serbia has undergone to get this far in the process, the final steps to membership, and why Serbia remains positive about joining the EU despite recent economic turmoil in the region.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Afghanistan -- Looking Toward the NATO Summit and Beyond

2012-03-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 0s

In this GMF podcast, the Asia Program's Amy Studdart speaks to GMF Fellow Andrew Small in Kabul about the atmosphere on the ground following the burning of the Koran by American soldiers at Bagram and the shooting of two U.S. advisors inside an Afghan ministry. They discuss implications for the Afghanistan NATO mission and the risk of a further escalation in violence.…

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In 8 minutes or less: How Comprehensive are EU-China Relations?

2012-02-24 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 49s

In this GMF podcast, speaking from the Stockholm China Forum, Transatlantic Fellow Sarah Raine discusses EU-China relations with Wang Yiwei, Distinguished Professor at Tongji University where he serves as Executive Dean of the Institute of International and Public Affairs and Director of the China-EU Academic Network (CEAN). They cover trade and economic relations, the potential role of China in the Eurozone crisis, and the significance of relations between China and Germany.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Why are tensions rising in the South China Sea?

2012-02-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 9s

In this GMF podcast recorded at Stockholm China Forum, GMF Transatlantic Fellow Sarah Raine talks with Stein D. Tønnesson, a Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), about rising tensions in the South China Sea and the role and interests of the United States and Europe in the region.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Asia welcomes the U.S. pivot

2012-02-17 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 3m 46s

In this GMF podcast recorded at Stockholm China Forum 10, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes speaks with Volker Stanzel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan and former Ambassador to China. They look at the U.S. "pivot to Asia", how this is viewed from Japan, and how impending free trade agreements will change Japanese geography, strategically and economically.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The United States and Europe on China – Converging or Diverging?

2012-02-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 4m 41s

In this GMF podcast recorded at Stockholm China Forum 10, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes discusses European and American views on China with Steven Everts, a Member of Baroness Catherine Ashton's Cabinet in the European External Action Service. They look at issues of agreement, potential stumbling blocks, and approaches to Syria.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Egypt’s Stumble toward Democracy and the Fatah-Hamas Reconcilation

2012-02-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 49s

In this GMF Podcast, Middle East expert and former adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Dr. William Quandt, discuses the new dynamics of the Middle East, including Egypt's transition to civilian rule and the recent reconciliation agreement between rival Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas. Dr. Quandt also addresses the likelihood that the United States might adjust its foreign aid to Egypt in response to the targeting of U.S. NGO workers in Egypt.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The Politics of Pipelines

2012-02-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 21s

In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Stacey VanDeveer interviews Andrew Leach, assistant professor at the University of Alberta, and Steven Mufson, staff writer for the Washington Post, about the debate surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline. From what was considered more of a “sleeper” issue, the Keystone XL Pipeline evolved into what Mufson describes as something that “has really crystallized the questions about environment, energy security, energy prices, and business decisions.” Leach explains the possible impact of the Keystone Pipeline from an American and Canadian perspective, while both participants give their thoughts on what this debate will mean in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.…

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In 8 minutes or Less: The Shale Gas Revolution

2012-01-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 12s

In this GMF podcast, Thomas Legge, senior program officer with the Climate and Energy Program, speaks with Transatlantic Academy Fellows Corey Johnson and Tim Boersma following recent shale gas site visits to Poland and the United States. They discuss the technological advancements in the sector over the last ten years, the differing developments in North America and Europe, and the political effects of the progress.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: What Does Croatia’s EU Membership Mean for the Future of the Region?

2012-01-25 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 36s

In this GMF podcast, Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda about Croatia’s recent vote to become a member of the European Union. Vejvoda outlines Croatia’s motivations to join the EU despite the current economic crisis, and discusses the short- and long-term implications of Croatia’s membership for the remaining Balkan countries.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Is the U.S. Moving Closer to Military Engagement with Iran?

2012-01-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 17s

In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Geoffrey Kemp speaks with Program Officer Nicholas Siegel about rising tensions between the West and Iran due to the recent assassination of a nuclear scientist and encounters between Iranian and U.S. naval ships. He also outlines the influence of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections and recent calls from candidates for tougher action against Iran.…

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In 8 Mintues or Less: The Future of Europe in 2012

2012-01-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 13s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Fellow Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff and GMF’s Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda discuss the most pressing issues facing Europe in the coming year. Both outline key points to follow across the European landscape, including the upcoming French election, next steps for dealing with the Eurocrisis, the impact of the Arab Spring, and democracy promotion across wider Europe.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why Major Emerging Economies are Now Key in Climate Negotiations

2011-12-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 4m 24s

In part II of this podcast on the Durban Climate Change conference, GMF's Thomas Legge speaks with Nigel Purvis, climate and energy senior fellow and president of Climate Advisers based in Washington DC, about the relationship between the United States and Europe, and how the dynamics between countries have changed since Copenhagen.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why the Durban Climate Change Conference "Exceeded Expectations"

2011-12-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 36s

In part I of this podcast, Thomas Legge, Senior Program Officer with GMF's Climate and Energy Program, speaks with Nigel Purvis, Climate and Energy Senior Fellow and President of Climate Advisers based in Washington DC, about the outcomes of the 17th Climate Change Conference recently concluded in Durban, and what effect, if any, the outcomes will have on U.S. domestic policies in this area.…

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Immigration Survey Shows U.S. Still Supports Birthright Citizenship

2011-12-16 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 54s

Following the launch of the 2011 Transatlantic Trends: Immigration Survey, Immigration and Integration Program Officer Hamutal Bernstein interviews Jason DeParle, The New York Times, and Susan Martin, Georgetown University, about highlights from the survey, including respondents perceptions of governments versus immigrants, birthright citizenship, and the larger implications for the transatlantic relationship.…

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EU Delegation Minister: Trade Barriers at Heart of Economic Issues Facing U.S.-EU Relationship

2011-12-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 46s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes and Hiddo Houben, minister counselor for trade at the EU Delegation in Washington, outline the major issues addressed at last week’s U.S.-EU Summit, including key barriers and next steps to improving the transatlantic economic relationship, as well as the role of a newly created task force.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Former GMF Fellow Creates First Business Incubation Center in Belgrade

2011-12-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 0s

In this GMF podcast, former Urban and Regional Policy Fellow Milos Kovacevic speaks with Program Assistant Casey Kuklick to explain how he was able to use experiences from his fellowship, including travel to Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, to build a successful new business center in Belgrade.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Why the new IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program is the "most serious and most dangerous" yet

2011-11-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 4m 35s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Academy Fellow Geoffrey Kemp discusses a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the concerns it raises about Iran’s nuclear program. He also addresses future implications of the report, including new sanctions and possible next steps for Europe and the United States.…

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How Will Results of G20 Summit Influence the Financial Crisis?

2011-11-14 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 44s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Kati Souminen explains the results of the most recent G20 summit. She also discusses the possible expansion of funding for the IMF and how the financial crisis has impacted competition between the West and the world’s emerging economies.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The Global Competition for Talent

2011-11-13 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 2m 25s

In this podcast recorded at India Forum IV in Stockholm, November 11-12, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes speaks to Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager at Tata Sons, about the global competition for talent and whether or not the United States is doing enough to attract and keep highly-skilled immigrants.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Are Regional Climate Change Initiatives the Best Hope for U.S. Action?

2011-11-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 32s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Program Officer Thomas Legge speaks with Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of Georgetown University's Climate Center, about regional climate change initiatives in the United States, and how the rise of climate scepticism affects state and national progress in this area.…

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GMF podcast: What next for Afghanistan?

2011-11-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 56s

In this podcast, GMF senior fellow John Richardson speaks with Ms Naheed Farid, member of the Afghan parliament, about the changing role of women in the country, the future of Afghanistan's security, her hopes and fears for the 2014 elections, and the importance of continuing Western engagement.…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why the Speed of Tunisian Elections Led to "Emotional Voting"

2011-11-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 12s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Hassan Mneimneh discusses the outcome of the first successful election of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, and what this election means for the region and movement as a whole. He also outlines how Central and Eastern Europe may be able to offer lessons learned from their similar uprisings decades ago.…

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Tanzania Horticultural Association Leads Progress on Food Security Reforms

2011-10-27 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 4m 42s

In this GMF Podcast, Tanzania Horticultural Association Executive Director Jacqueline Mkindi explains how the organization is using public and private partnerships to improve food security and agriculture production in Tanzania.…

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Mayor of Savannah: U.S.-EU private partnerships promote sustainable growth in Georgia

2011-10-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 14s

In this GMF podcast, Mayor Otis Johnson of Savannah, GA discusses the “Thrive” program, which aims to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 15 percent by the year 2020. Mayor Johnson outlines the steps the city has taken since the program began in 2008 and what lessons American cities can learn from successful European sustainable development.…

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Mayor of Greenville Outlines City's New Steps Toward Sustainable Growth

2011-10-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 6s

In this GMF podcast, Mayor Knox White of Greenville, SC discusses the “Greening of Greenville” project, which focuses on making the city more livable and sustainable. He outlines the program's major projects including expanding park systems, retrofitting downtown office building, an electric vehicle program, and an LED lighting system.…

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Inside Brussels: What can the EU do to become a credible actor in North Africa?

2011-10-10 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 39s

In this GMF podcast, Brussels’ Program Officer Bruno Lété speaks with Koert Debeuf, representative of the European Parliament’s Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group in Cairo, about the recent visit of Prime Minister Erdogan and the role of the EU and United States in the region.…

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Mayor of Rochester Hills: EU climate and sustainability practices are decades ahead of U.S. policy

2011-10-06 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 14s

In this GMF podcast, Mayor of Rochester Hills Bryan Barnett discusses how the city is implementing new, environmentally sustainable practices in Michigan based on his experience during a study tour to industrial cities in Europe and collaboration between regional partners. …

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In 8 minutes or less: How "Painful but Necessary" Policies Made Latvia an Economic Success Story

2011-09-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 31s

In this GMF podcast, Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks explains to GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes how Latvia overcame the economic crisis even as most European countries continue to struggle. The Minister discusses strategies for other countries based on Latvia’s success and the impact of EU membership on Latvia.…

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In 8 minutes or less: How will new German aid reforms lead to more effective foreign assistance?

2011-09-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 37s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe and Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, the State Secretary for the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discuss the recent German aid reforms. With 19,000 staff under a single entity and strategy, Germany now has the world’s largest bilateral agency. Secretary Beerfeltz discusses the factors that led to this consolidation and how will it result in more effective aid. He also explains the shift toward more bilateral development assistance in Germany. .…

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Congressman Wexler: Turkish-Israeli Tensions are Detrimental to United States

2011-09-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 45s

In this GMF Podcast, Former Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) discusses the long term implications of the deterioration of Turkish-Israeli relationship with GMF Fellow Joshua W. Walker.…

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Transatlantic Trends shows strong public support for NATO

2011-09-16 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 3m 22s

In this GMF podcast, senior fellow for economics Bruce Stokes speaks with Jamie Shea of NATO about the recent Transatlantic Trends 2011 survey results that show continued support for NATO on both sides of the Atlantic. They also discuss European and American attitidues to security, to the stabilization of Afghanistan, and to government spending on defense.…

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TT Director discusses highlights from new Transatlantic Trends survey

2011-09-14 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 12s

In this podcast, Transatlantic Trends Director Zsolt Nyiri outlines some of the key findings from the 2011 Transatlantic Trends survey with Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes. They discuss EU opinions on Obama and his international policies; shifting dynamics between the EU, United States, and Asia; a first-ever finding on U.S. views toward the war in Afghanistan; and transatlantic opinions on NATO and Turkey, among others.…

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Australia is a "canary in the coal mine" for impact of China's rise on Western alliances

2011-09-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 48s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Fellow Dan Twining discusses Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer’s recent paper on Australia’s strategic future in light of China’s rise. Joined by John Lee of the Center for Independent Studies, Twining and Shearer outline the effect that Australia’s growing economic relationship with China may have on its security partnership with America.…

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In 8 minutes or less: "Events in Libya won't change the future of the Arab world"

2011-08-24 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 49s

In this GMF podcast, Brussels Office Director Ian Lesser speaks with Director of Communications Will Bohlen about the future of Libya post-Gaddafi. Dr. Lesser explains that the international community actually knows very little about the political composition of the Libyan rebels, and he describes how this may impact the country’s attempt to transition to a new government. He also outlines what role Europe and the United States may play in this process and how these changes will impact the larger Arab world. …

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China sees U.S. debt crisis as self-inflicted, politically motivated

2011-08-18 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 18s

GMF Economic Program Officer Peter Sparding interviews Senior Transatlantic Fellow Andrew Small about the Chinese perspective on the Western debt crisis. Mr. Small explains the long-term significance China attributes to the debt crisis, as well as how the country believes the recession will impact its relationship with the United States and Europe. …

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In 8 minutes or less: Economic crisis makes private sector investment critical to foreign assistance

2011-08-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 17s

In this podcast, GMF Fellow Jim Kolbe talks with Simon Winter, Senior Vice President of Development at TechnoServe, about the current role of the private sector in development aid and the main barriers to continued assistance from individuals and businesses. Winter explains that while certain regions have an aversion to private investment, the current economic climate makes their involvement critical. …

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In 8 minutes or less: A strong transatlantic relationship is vital for economic recovery

2011-08-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 27s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes speaks with German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter about Europe’s major accomplishments and remaining challenges in regards to the Eurozone crisis. Minister Kampeter explains how a strong transatlantic relationship will play a key role in a global economic recovery. …

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Part 2: How is U.S. development policy evolving?

2011-07-29 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 4m 19s

In part 2 of this podcast, recorded on the occasion of the first Aid Effectiveness Experts Group meeting in Brussels, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe and GMF Senior non-Resident Fellow Jean-Michel Severino discuss their views from the Experts Group and the evolution of U.S. development policy. …

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Part 1: How can the public and private sectors cooperate in development?

2011-07-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 10m 7s

In part 1 of this podcast, recorded on the occasion of the first Aid Effectiveness Experts Group meeting in Brussels, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe speaks to GMF Senior non-Resident Fellow and former CEO of France's international development agency Jean-Michel Severino. Discussion includes the potential for U.S.-European cooperation in development assistance, and private-public sector partnerships in the area. .…

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In 8 minutes or less: What next for development cooperation?

2011-07-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 33s

In this interview GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discusses transatlantic aid effectiveness with Stephen Groff, Deputy Director of the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate, in the lead up to the Fourth High Level Forum on aid effectiveness in Busan, Korea.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Why the economic crisis may ruin the Euro and more

2011-07-13 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 20s

In this podcast, GMF Fellow Bruce stokes interviews Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, on the economic crisis and its larger implications for the Euro and European political institutions.…

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In 8 minutes or less: What are the benefits of the transatlantic partnership on the road to sustainable development?

2011-07-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 10s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe discusses with Bill Anderson, Professor at Virginia Tech and former longtime USAID foreign service officer, the importance of the transatlantic dialogue to achieve sustainable results in key development areas such as food security and crisis prevention. Anderson emphasizes the role of partner countries and advocates for a general effort to coordinate development policies between the United States and the EU, the “two most important development partners.” …

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In 8 minutes or less: How is Germany constructing a more effective development policy?

2011-07-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 48s

In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jonathan White discusses with Laura Fuesers from the Policy Planning Staff of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development the need for a more coherent development policy. She outlines the recent measures her Ministry has taken to streamline development efforts by merging the agencies that provide technical assistance and incorporating the private sector and civil society. …

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Inside Brussels Podcast: Exit Hungarian EU Presidency, enter Poland

2011-06-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 19s

Bruno Lété in the GMF Brussels Office talks with Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) about what difference the outgoing Hungarian EU Presidency made and takes a first look forward at the challenges faced by the upcoming Polish EU Presidency. …

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In 8 minutes or less: Is growing Chinese investment a threat to the U.S. economy?

2011-06-27 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 46s

In this podcast, recorded at the Ninth Stockholm China Forum, 10-11 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Daniel H. Rosen, Director of China Practice at the Rhodium Group (RHG) on the diverse nature of Chinese direct investment in the U.S and its potential threat to the U.S. economy. …

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In 8 minutes or less: Should Europe welcome more Chinese investment?

2011-06-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 3m 29s

In this podcast, recorded at the Stockholm China Forum 9, 10-11 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes discusses growing Chinese investment in Europe and its consequences with Klas Eklund, Senior Economist at the Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB). Eklund offers an optimistic view on the growing influx of investment, especially for European countries in crisis, and analyzes the prospect for further market liberalization in China through Sino-European trade. …

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In 8 minutes or less: What does King Mohammed VI's speech mean for Morocco?

2011-06-18 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 36s

In this podcast, recorded at the Atlantic Forum, Rabat, 17-19 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes discusses the proposed constitutional changes announced by King Mohammed VI on 18 June with Moroccan Ambassador-at-Large Assia Bensalah Alaoui. The Ambassador explains how these new developments aim to increase accountability and expand parliamentary power. …

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In 8 minutes or less: Mladić arrest opens Serbia's path to EU membership

2011-06-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 43s

In this podcast, GMF Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews GMF Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda on the recent arrest of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić. Mr. Vejvoda gives a brief background of Mladić’s history in the Balkans and explains how his capture will impact Serbia’s accession to the EU.…

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In 8 minutes or less: How can Europe and the U.S. evade a standstill in multilateral trade negotiations?

2011-05-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 3m 8s

In the second part of this podcast, Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and GMF Senior Transtlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discuss with European Center for International Political Economy Director Frederik Erixon the current stagnation in global trade policy that has led to a near halt of multilateral negotiations. While recognizing the present complex nature of decision-making in the WTO, the interviewees point out why a multilateral free trade agreement remains possible.…

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In 8 minutes or less: The role of Europe and the U.S. in revitalizing momentum for world trade

2011-05-16 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 3m 44s

In part one of this podcast, Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and GMF Senior Tranastlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discuss with European Center for International Political Econonmy Director Frederik Erixon how to regain public support for trade given the impending failure of the Doha rounds, the current state of transatlantic trade, and the importance of transatlantic leadership in encouraging further multilateral cooperation. …

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In 8 minutes or less: How will Europe respond to the increased number of North African refugees seeking asylum?

2011-05-11 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 56s

In this podcast, German Federal Interior Minister Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich speaks with GMF’s Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff about the impact of the North African revolutions on immigration policy in Europe. The Minister explains that refugees and immigrants will be handled with different policies and that ultimately Europe “must help North African countries help themselves.”…

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In 8 minutes or less: How has the situation in Belarus changed five months after the government crackdown?

2011-05-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 50s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Program Officer Dakota Korth interviews Senior Fellow Pavol Demes on the current political climate in Belarus. They discuss the upcoming trials of protesters and candidates taken prisoner during the crackdown, and how the international community should respond to the actions of the Lukashenko regime.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Is Europe effectively managing its economic relationship with China?

2011-05-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 31s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Dan Twining interviews TA Bosch Fellow Francios Godement on his new paper, “Europe’s Relations with China: Lost in Flight?” They discuss how capable Europe is of managing a strategic economic relationship with China, and the impact of these developments on the transatlantic relationship.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture offers strategies to combat global food crisis

2011-04-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 42s

In this podcast, GMF Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter on the rise of global food prices. Secretary Yeutter explains the role of artificial and actual food shortages, the importance of some speculation in the market, and outlines several long-term strategies to combat the food crisis.…

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In 8 minutes or less: What are the major hurdles to an EU-Indian free trade agreement?

2011-04-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 15s

Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Marjut Hannonen, a cabinet member for the European Commission’s Minister of Trade, on the goal of an EU free trade agreement with India and the obstacles that must be overcome to satisfy both regions. …

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In 8 minutes or less: How is the new global economy shaping the relationship between developed and developing countries?

2011-04-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 0s

In this podcast, Steffen Kern, Director for International Financial Market Policy at Deutsche Bank, interviews GMF Fellow Joe Quinlan on his new paper, "Losing Control: The Transatlantic Partnership, the Developing Nations, and the Next Phase of Globalization." GMF Fellow Kati Suominen also provides commentary on the future of the world's major currencies in light of the economic crisis.…

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Fellow gives personal and professional reflections on long-term impact of Japan's "triple crisis"

2011-03-18 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 2s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlatic Fellow Joshua Walker and Asia Program Office Dhruva Jaishankar discuss the unique response of the Japanese public to the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant "triple crisis." The podcast includes analysis of economic repercussions, as well as long-term effects on Japanese domestic and foreign policy with key players like China and Russia.…

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In 8 minutes or less: What is the proper role for the United States, Europe in African regional integration?

2011-03-11 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 51s

In this podcast, Professor of Economics at Sciences Politiques Patrick Messerlin discusses transatlantic support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa with Kathleen van Hove, Senior Policy Officer at the European Center for Development Policy Management. The experts discuss how closely Africa should follow Europe’s model of integration, and how the United States and Europe can most helpfully support African regions as they attempt to increase trade and bolster broad-based economic growth.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Do regional trade agreements effectively foster economic growth in developing countries?

2011-03-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 53s

In this GMF Podcast Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jennifer Hillman interviews Patrick Messerlin, Director of the Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po, and Jean Pierre Chauffour, Lead Economist, World Bank International Trade Department, about a new, high-level international advisory committee developed to analyze a series of studies on the effectiveness of regional trade agreements; how difficult they are to implement; and any disparities between how the U.S. and EU approach these agreements.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Are the United States and Europe responsible for the G20's unresolved issues?

2011-03-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 36s

In this GMF Podcast, Resident Fellow Kati Suominen interviews Deutsche Bank Director of International Financial Market Policy Steffen Kern on the importance of global financial regulations; the most pressing unresolved issues facing the G20; and what role developing and developed countries are playing in the discussions.…

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In 8 minutes or less: What are Turkey's new priorities for the U.S.-Turkish relationship?

2011-03-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 55s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Ian Lesser sits down with Ambassador Selim Yenel, Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Turkey’s priorities for its relationship with the United States, its position on engagement with Iran, and the impact of the Mediterranean revolutions on the region..…

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In 8 minutes or less: USAID Executive Officer discusses game changing innovations in foreign aid effectiveness

2011-03-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 25s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kunder speaks with USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Maura O'Neill about the role of technology in economic growth, new “game changing” innovations in development, and what President Obama hopes to accomplish with his Feed the Future aid imitative.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Will the decline of the West lead to the rise of China?

2011-02-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 10s

In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Academy Director Stephen Szabo speaks with former Bosch Fellow Eberhard Sandschneider about the decline of the West and the role China will play in future economic and foreign policy. They also discuss how China’s rise will impact the U.S.-EU relationship, and possibly define a new world order.…

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In 8 minutes or less: What do the riots in Libya mean for the future of foreign relations in the Mediterranean region?

2011-02-25 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 28s

In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Fellows Ian Lesser and Emiliano Alessandri explain why the Western reaction to the Libyan protests has differed so sharply to the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and if the West can or should be play a role in shaping the outcome of the riots.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Family of jailed Belarusian presidential candidates discuss state of opposition

2011-02-17 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 10s

In this podcast, GMF’s Dakota Korth interviews Dr. Irina Bogdanova, sister of jailed presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, and Eva Neklayaeva, daughter of jailed presidential candidate Vladimir Neklayev, on the treatment of their family by the KGB, discussions with U.S. officials on support to Belarus, and the state of the opposition in the country.…

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In 8 minutes or less: How will the protests in Egypt and the Middle East affect U.S. foreign aid?

2011-02-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 26s

In this podcast, GMF’s Jonathan White interviews Senior Resident Fellow Jim Kunder on the future of U.S. foreign development assistance in light of the protests sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. Kunder also discusses the role of economic growth in ensuring political stability, and if the United States will be able to balance its geopolitical goals with democracy promotion.…

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Inside Brussels Podcast: BruxInfo Editor-in-Chief outlines results of EU Summit and priorities for Hungarian presidency

2011-02-10 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 16m 46s

GMF’s Bruno Lété discusses the outcome of the February 4, EU Summit under the Hungarian Presidency as well as the policies and priorities of Budapest for the coming months with Zoltan Gyevai, editor-in-chief of BruxInfo, a leading Hungarian news website on EU affairs.…

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Franz Jessen discusses the necessity of cooperation between the West and China

2011-02-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 41s

Franz Jessen of the European External Action Service gives his reaction to the eighth annual Stockholm China Forum and discusses the importance of trilateral cooperation between Europe, the Unites States, and China.…

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Beyond the currency crisis: a deeper look at internal Chinese economic challenges

2011-02-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 16s

During the eighth annual Stockholm China Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes sat down with Xiao Geng of Columbia University to outline some of the less discussed internal economic issues facing China. Geng argues that while the issue of currency manipulation is most prominent in discussions between Western countries, competition for foreign direct investment and low Chinese wages, among other things, play a more important role in economic problems facing the country.…

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Fellows give global context to protests in Egypt

2011-02-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 23s

In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Ian Lesser and Transatlantic Fellow Emiliano Alessandri discuss the larger implications of the riots in Egypt, what they mean for the rest of the Mediterranean region, and the response of the United States and Europe.…

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Part Two, Former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank outlines future implications of Euro sovereign debt crisis

2011-01-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 44s

In part 2 of this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Dr. Norbert Walter of Walter and Daughter Consulting and former chief economist of Deutsche Bank. Dr. Walter discusses the impact of the Euro sovereign debt crisis on the United States and the future of state governed paper money.…

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Part One, Former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank outlines future implications of Euro sovereign debt crisis

2011-01-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 39s

In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Dr. Norbert Walter of Walter and Daughter Consulting and former chief economist of Deutsche Bank. Dr. Walter discusses the Euro sovereign debt crisis, the collapse of the banking sector, and advocates for an economic rescue package while acknowledging its lack of popularity among tax payers.…

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Fellows discuss EU perspective on Doha and role as a moderator for U.S.-Chinese relations

2011-01-24 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 12m 21s

In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Soo Yeon Kim interviews Andre Sapir, a senior fellow at Bruegel, about the European perspective on the Doha Development Round trade negotiations. Sapir also discusses how effective the EU could be as a moderator between the United States and China, and why he views the 2012 U.S. presidential elections as one of the most important challenges facing the transatlantic relationship.…

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TA fellows discuss the future of Chinese foreign relations and shifting role of the U.S. as a global power

2011-01-21 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 14m 9s

In this GMF Podcast Transatlantic Academy Bosch Public Policy Fellows Joseph Quinlan, Martin Jacques, and Eberhard Sandschneider discuss the highlights of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States, including his comments on human rights violations, implications for corporate cooperation, and the future of the United Sates as a global power. Transatlantic Academy Director Stephen Szabo moderates the panel.…

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Rajeev Kumar gives insight into India’s stake in the European economic crisis

2011-01-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 34s

In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Director General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Dr. Kumar discusses India’s stake in the current European economic crisis, as well as progress on negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two regions.…

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AEI Fellow analyzes the future of the Euro

2011-01-18 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 18m 10s

In this GMF Podcast, Director of Economic Policy Sean Mulvaney sits down with Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the eurozone crisis and its long-term impact on the transatlantic relationship. Lachman also analyzes the future of the Euro within the context of his recently published paper, “Can the Euro Survive?”…

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GMF Fellow Jim Kolbe reacts to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in his former congressional district

2011-01-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 13m 36s

In this Transatlantic Take Podcast, Senior Director of Policy Programs Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff interviews Jim Kolbe, GMF Fellow and former Arizona congressman who served in the same district now represented by Gabrielle Giffords. Kolbe, a personal friend of Giffords, describes the shooting’s effect on the political climate in Washington, what it is like serving the district of Tucson, and if he believes the assassination attempt will have long-term implications for Congress.…

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GMF fellow gives first-hand account of Belarus riots

2011-01-10 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 50s

In this GMF podcast, Senior Program Officer Dakota Korth interviews Senior Transatlantic Fellow Pavol DemeÅ¡ who was in Minsk during the December 19 presidential elections and subsequent riot and government crackdown. DemeÅ¡ gives a first-hand account of the events and explains what they mean for the future of democracy in Belarus.…

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Former Belarusian political prisoner describes experience following government crackdown

2011-01-06 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 31s

On January 6, GMF hosted an event to discuss the recent presidential election and subsequent riots and government crackdown in Belarus. Following the event, Natalya Kalyada, director of the Free Theater of Belarus, who was also jailed during the crackdown on opposition protesters in the wake of the country's presidential election; Irina Krasovskaya, president of the We Remember, Belarus foundation; and David Kramer, executive director of Freedom House, sat down with GMF Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda to discuss their experiences and outline the most effective response strategy for the United States. …

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Aid Effectiveness Podcast: Jim Kunder and James Deane discuss approaches to combat global poverty

2010-12-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 10m 15s

Following a recent Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conference on “Politics into practice: A dialogue on governance strategies and action in international development,” GMF Senior Resident Fellow Jim Kunder and James Deane, Head of Policy at BBC WS Trust, discuss actions to combat poverty and more effectively operate development assistance programs during a time of fiscal austerity.…

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Former Bolivian President reflects on G20 Seoul Summit

2010-12-06 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 17m 3s

Following a GMF event on December 2, Former Bolivian president and Club de Madrid member Jorge Quiroga sits down with GMF Fellow Kati Suominen to discuss the outcome of the recent G20 Seoul Summit and other major economic issues facing the world. …

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U.K. minister discusses trends in British perceptions of immigrants

2010-11-22 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 7s

Following a GMF lunch event on immigration reform in the United Kingdom, U.K. Minister of State for Immigration Damian Green discussed the changing trends in British immigration perception and legislation with GMF's Delancey Gustin.…

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Sean Mulvaney discusses the results of the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index

2010-11-18 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 24m 11s

In a world beset by dramatic change, where many different factors impact well-being in multiple and complex ways, it is useful to assess the prosperity of nations through more than simple income-based measurements like GDP. The Legatum Prosperity Index 2010 offers a multi-faceted analysis of prosperity, examining 110 countries using 89 different variables.…

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Former Prime Minister of New Zealand on Trade, Development, and the G20 Seoul Summit

2010-11-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 15m 56s

Dame Jenny Shipley discusses the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, continuing GMF’s podcast series with members of the Club de Madrid. The former prime minister of New Zealand and current vice president of the Club de Madrid takes questions from GMF Fellow Kati Suominen. Dame Shipley discusses the importance of free trade to economic development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. She also addresses the G20’s role in advancing the Doha trade talks and modernizing the international institutional framework.…

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Europe's Response to the Economic Crisis

2010-10-28 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 39s

GMF Fellow Bruce Stokes and Bruegel Director Jean Pisani-Ferry discuss the implications of the economic crisis from Ireland and France to Eastern Europe.…

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An Analysis of U.S. and European Financial Regulatory Reform Efforts ahead of the G20 Summit

2010-10-25 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 54s

Barbara Ridpath, Chief Executive of the London based International Centre for Financial Regulation, and GMF Fellow Kati Suominen discuss the future of financial regulation in Europe as well as within the context of the transatlantic relationship.…

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European Commissioner analyzes effect of economic crisis on foreign assistance

2010-10-11 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 14s

Following a GMF round table discussion titled “How to Make Development Sustainable in a Time of Fiscal Austerity,” European Commission for Development Andris Piebalgs sat down with GMF Fellow Jim Kunder to discuss how the economic crisis has impacted financial aid to developing countries. …

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Former French Development Agency Director discusses France's new role in the G20

2010-10-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 19m 15s

GMF Fellow Kati Suominen speaks with Jean-Michel Severino, former director of the French National Development Agency, about international development in the context of the upcoming French chairmanship of the G20.…

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Former WTO Chairman frames obstacles facing organization in 21st century

2010-10-04 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 15m 19s

GMF Fellow Jennifer Hillman interviews Former Chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body Julio A. Lacarte Muró and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa Debra P. Steger following a round table discussion on the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Muró and Steger outline the WTO’s future challenges and its relevance in a changing economic environment.…

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Phil Gordon responds to 2010 Transatlantic Trends data

2010-09-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 41m 7s

At the 2010 Transatlantic Trends survey launch, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Phil Gordon, responded to the data and covered each of the main topics from the presentation. This year’s presentation focused on the complexities of Obama’s popularity in Europe, attitudes toward the economic benefits of the EU and the euro, key transatlantic foreign and security policy challenges, differing transatlantic views on the rise of Asia, and Turkey’s changing relationship with the West.…

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GMF Fellows discuss Dutch troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Domino Theory

2010-08-16 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 12m 30s

GMF Fellows Joe Wood and Neils Annen discuss their recent Transatlantic Takes offering two perspectives on the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Afghanistan, as well as different interpretations of the Domino Theory.…

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Jim Kolbe speaks with Jim Kunder and Sam Worthington about U.S. Development Aid

2010-08-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 13m 18s

On July 21 GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe talked with Senior Fellow Jim Kunder and Sam Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, about the current state of U.S. foreign assistance and GMF's Aid and Development Program's latest policy paper, The Roadmap for a Grand Bargain.…

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Part 3: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

2010-07-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 3s

In Part 3 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira discusses transatlantic trade relations in the era of the EU Lisbon Treaty, calls for increased U.S. congressional awareness of the fundamental changes taking place on the other side of the Atlantic, and urges more U.S. Congressional engagement on trade issues.…

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Part 2: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

2010-07-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 53s

In Part 2 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira provides his views on how the Lisbon Treaty will change the substance of EU trade policy.…

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Part 1: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

2010-07-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 12m 41s

In Part 1 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira explains the new important role of the Parliament with regard to the adoption of EU trade legislation and trade agreements as well as the expansion of competences at the EU level.…

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Founder of Global Trade Alert Simon Evenett on Protectionism and G-20 Trade Policy

2010-06-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 38s

GMF's Kati Suominen speaks with Simon J. Evenett, professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and founder of the Global Trade Alert, on G-20 trade policy.…

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Transatlantic Taskforce on Development: Dialogues in Asia Part 2 – China

2010-06-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 56s

In Part 2 of a two-part series on the Transatlantic Taskforce dialogues in Asia, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe speaks with Carol Lancaster, Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and professor of Politics at Georgetown University. They analyze the Taskforce’s aid and development discussions held in Beijing, the Chinese model for aid, and the potential areas for cooperation between countries.…

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Transatlantic Taskforce on Development: Dialogues in Asia Part 1 – Japan

2010-06-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 17s

In Part 1 of a two-part series on the Transatlantic Taskforce dialogues in Asia, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe speaks with Max Lawson, Head of Development Finance and Public Services at Oxfam Great Britain. They analyze the Taskforce’s discussions held in Tokyo and what role the Japanese government may play in helping advance food security and more effective development policies.…

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Brussels Forum Podcast -- Climate Change: What Will it Take?

2010-05-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 1h 12m 14s

The following panel comes from this year's Brussels Forum, GMF's annual conference to address the transatlantic relationship, held with the major sponsorship of the Federal Authorities of Belgium, the Egmont Institute, and Daimler. This podcast is audio from the March 28th panel, Climate Change: What Will it Take?, a discussion between Club Madrid Member Gro Harlem Brundtland; Thomson Reuters Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky; European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard; and Chairman of the Sustainable Development Technology Foundation in Beijing Dr. C.S. Kiang. Founder and Publisher of E!Sharp magazine Paul Adamson moderates.…

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Brussels Forum Podcast: Geostrategic Consequences of the Economic Crisis

2010-05-10 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 1h 4m 23s

This podcast is audio from the March 27 panel, Geostrategic Consequences of the Economic Crisis, a discussion between Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi, and Dean Wang Jisi from Beijing University. Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times moderates.…

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Brussels Forum Podcast: The Balkans 2010

2010-05-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 1h 4m 17s

The following panel comes from this year’s Brussels Forum, GMF’s annual conference to address the transatlantic relationship, held with the major sponsorship of the Federal Authorities of Belgium, the Egmont Institute, and Daimler. This podcast is audio from the March 27 panel The Balkans 2010, a discussion between Croatian President Ivo Josipović, Serbian President Boris Tadić, European Commissioner for Enlargement and EU Neighborhood Policy Å tefan Füle, and U.S. Senator George Voinovich. Ivan Vejvoda, Executive Director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, moderates. …

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Inside Brussels Podcast: What is the European External Action Service?

2010-04-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 16m 29s

On April 27, the day after Member States reached a political agreement on the future shape of the EU's new diplomatic service, GMF spoke to Ian Boag, Director for the Coordination and Programming of Activities, Human, and Budgetary Resources at the Directorate for the External Service in the European Commission. Mr. Baog shares his inside views on the internal and external functioning of the EAS. …

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Post-Crisis Global Challenges Event Series – After the Meltdown: The Rise of State Capitalism

2010-04-14 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 1h 33m 48s

On March 10, GMF Brussels hosted an event entitled, "Post-Crisis Global Challenges Event Series - Part III - After the Meltdown: The Rise of State Capitalism." The event featured Marc De Vos, Professor at the Ghent University Law School and Clay Lowery, Former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2005-2009).…

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How to effectively approach peace-building processes in fragile states

2010-04-09 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 24m 36s

In this new podcast, GMF Senior Resident Fellow Jim Kunder discusses effective approaches to peace-building in Africa with Dr. Timothy Othieno, Conflict and Peace Building Adviser for the UK Department for International Development. The conversation is guided by Dr. Othieno's recent publication, "In Search of a Common Transatlantic Whole of Government Approach to Peace-building Processes in Africa."…

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Inside Brussels Podcast: The inner-workings of European Parliament public hearings

2010-03-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 16m 14s

Prior to the European Commission's confirmation vote in the European Parliament in February, Maria Jose Fialho, Head of the Transatlantic Relations Unit to the executive branch in the European Parliament, spoke with GMF to outline the differences between EU public hearings and U.S. confirmation hearings in the Senate.…

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Patrick Messerlin outlines importance of services liberalization

2010-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 14m 21s

In this GMF Podcast, Patrick Messerlin, the director of the Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences-Po in Paris, discusses the importance of services liberalization within the context of trade negotiations. Messerlin also explains the possible benefits of negotiating a service agreement between the United States and Europe.…

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German Deputy Foreign Minister Werner Hoyer discusses the future implications of the Lisbon Treaty

2010-02-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 36s

On February 18, GMF hosted a panel discussion entitled "The First 80 Days: Is the Lisbon Treaty Working for Europe? And for the U.S.?" which analyzed the effect of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU and transatlantic relations.Following the event, German Deputy Foreign Minister Werner Hoyer discussed how the Lisbon Treaty will impact future policy and development.…

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2009 GMF Audio Annual Report

2010-02-17 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 21m 10s

GMF released its second Audio Annual Report, a compilation of highlights from GMF's top podcasts and events in 2009. This audio piece is a supplement the 2009 print annual report.…

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U.S. Undersecretary Robert Hormats delivers a keynote address on the state of the transatlantic economic partnership and the future of the TEC.

2010-02-16 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 34m 41s

Robert Hormats, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs delivers a keynote address on the state of the transatlantic economic partnership and the future of the TEC at a GMF conference in Washington, DC.…

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John Richardson provides an in-depth analysis of the Lisbon Treaty and its impact on the European Union

2010-02-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 22m 57s

In this Inside Brussels podcast, John Richardson, GMF Senior Advisor and previously with the European Commission, sheds some light on the Lisbon Treaty and its consequences for both the internal and external workings of the European Union.…

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Peter MacLeod disscusses Canadians' perception of immigrants and immigration policies with GMF's Delancey Gustin

2010-01-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 8s

On January 13, GMF and the British Council co-hosted an event titled "The Effect of Immigration on Society" and presented the latest Transatlantic Trends: Immigration findings. Following the event, panelist Peter MacLeod discussed some of the most pressing immigration issues and perceptions facing Canada.…

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Rabah Ghezali discusses French immigration and integration issues with GMF's Delancey Gustin

2010-01-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 20s

On January 13, GMF and the British Council co-hosted an event titled "The Effect of Immigration on Society" and presented the latest Transatlantic Trends: Immigration findings. Following the event, panelist Rabah Ghezali discussed some of the most pressing immigration issues and perceptions facing France.…

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WTO Dispute Settlement: How to Empower Small Developing Countries

2010-01-14 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 1h 49m 47s

On December 8 and 9, GMF hosted three events titled "WTO Dispute Settlement: How to Empower the Small Developing Countries?" based on a book authored by World Bank Senior Economist Chad Bown. The presentations and subsequent discussions generated a lively debate on the ways to improve the employment of WTO Dispute Settlement by developing countries.…

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Inside Brussels podcast series – Portrait of Herman Van Rompuy: President of the European Council

2009-12-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 18m 58s

In this Inside Brussels podcast Evita Neefs, Foreign Editor of "De Standaard", draws a portrait of the President of the European Council and elaborates specifically on the person behind the new job, his functions and possibilities.…

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Former Washington Post foreign correspondent recounts the Prague Spring, Velvet Revolution

2009-12-08 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 19m 41s

In this My ’89 podcast former foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, Dan Morgan, describes his experiences during the Prague Spring and then twenty years later during the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. He also recounts a raid on Stasi headquarters in Berlin and growing ethnic tensions in Belgrade.…

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EU trade policy under the Treaty of Lisbon: What will change?

2009-12-07 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 24m 46s

In this podcast GMF Economic Policy Director Sean Mulvaney interviews Stephen Woolcock, Professor at the London School of Economics, in order to shed light on the likely effects of the enforcement of the treaty on EU external trade and investment policy formulation.…

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Inside Brussels podcast: Portrait of Baroness Catherine Ashton

2009-12-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 17m 57s

In the second installment of the podcast series Inside Brussels, GMF interviewed Paul Adamson. Mr. Adamson draws a portrait of the soon to be High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. He touches not only upon her job, but also her character and why she ended up in the position.…

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Former Mayor of Leipzig discusses the German reunification process

2009-12-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 3s

In this My ’89 podcast former Mayor of Leipzig, Dr. Hinrich Lehmann-Grube, discusses the German reunification process over the last 20 years and the struggles of East and West Germans.…

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An American in Leipzig: a personal account of the 1989 protest

2009-11-25 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 10m 35s

In this My '89 podcast, GMF Executive Director Ronald Asmus describes the rapid transformation of East Germany in the fall of 1989 and his participation as one of the few Americans in protests in Saalfeld and Leipzig.…

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Kolbe, Inboden, and Streeter: What makes for happy and prosperous citizens?

2009-11-24 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 28m 8s

Legatum Institue Senior Vice President Dr. William Inboden, and Senior Fellow Dr. Ryan Streeter present their 2009 Prosperity Index and provide a rich analysis on the key drivers and restraints to human prosperity.…

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New Inside Brussels podcast on the implications of the Lisbon Treaty for European foreign policy

2009-11-10 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 18m 57s

Transatlantic Fellow Gilles Andreani opens the new GMF podcast series Inside Brussels, a series that gives insight into the Brussels decision making process and events in the European capital. In this first installment, Andreani gives his view on what will be the effect of the Lisbon Treaty on European foreign policy.…

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GMF interviews Nicolas Véron on the outcomes of the recent G-20 Summit

2009-10-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 26m 38s

GMF's Kati Suominen met with Nicolas Véron, a resident fellow at the Bruegel Institute in Brussels, to discuss the effectiveness of the proposed measures and the implications for financial oversight and regulatory harmonization.…

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Reuben Brigety discusses the creation of a National Strategy for Global Development with GMF’s Jim Kunder.

2009-07-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 19m 43s

On July 22, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kunder and Reuben Brigety from the Center for American Progress discussed the center’s recent launch of a National Strategy for Global Development and the concept of sustainable security. Their comments were captured for the GMF Podcast Series…

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Nat Keohane and Cedric Philibert discuss cost containment strategies for a cap-and-trade program

2009-07-23 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 14m 41s

On June 29, the German Marshall Fund hosted an all-morning workshop on Capitol Hill for congressional staff titled "Cost Containment: Options for Managing the Costs of Cap-and-Trade." The event was an opportunity to focus on one of the most contentious issues of the U.S. cap-and-trade debate: how to prevent carbon allowance prices that are too high, too low, or too volatile. Some of the discussion was captured for the GMF Podcast Series.…

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Albright, Central and Eastern European leaders urge U.S. to engage region

2009-07-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 36m 29s

On July 16, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a high-level roundtable discussion about a letter from prominent Central and Eastern European (CEE) leaders to the Obama administration. The Washington, DC meeting featured the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and now principal of the Albright Group, as a commentator. Their comments were captured for the GMF Podcast Series.…

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Tim Adams gives historical reasoning for the current financial crisis

2009-05-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 29s

From April 30 to May 3, GMF hosted the 2009 U.S. Marshall Forum on Transatlantic Affairs. This was the first Marshall Forum to be held in Washington, DC, and offered GMF the opportunity to welcome nearly 90 MMFs from across the United States and Europe back to GMF's headquarters. In this installment, Tim Adams gives historical reasoning for the current financial crisis.…

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Michael Grubb comments on the U.S. climate debate, upcoming COP15

2009-05-19 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 15s

From April 30 to May 3, GMF hosted the 2009 U.S. Marshall Forum on Transatlantic Affairs. This was the first Marshall Forum to be held in Washington, DC, and offered GMF the opportunity to welcome nearly 90 MMFs from across the United States and Europe back to GMF's headquarters. In this installment, Michael Grubb comments on the U.S. climte debate and upcoming COP15 in Copenhagen.…

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David Balton and Aud Kolberg discuss Arctic climate change policy

2009-05-11 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 29m 43s

On April 21, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Ecologic Institute co-hosted a roundtable discussion on the governance of the Arctic. The Arctic region is experiencing the most pronounced impacts of climate change and is a new geopolitical battleground. David Balton and Aud Kolberg's remarks were recorded for the GMF Podcast Series.…

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Ambassador Petr Kolar maps out the Czech EU Presidency on NPR

2009-03-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 53m 0s

On January 29, GMF hosted a panel discussion on the "Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU: Europe without barriers." Petr Kolar, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, gave opening remarks and provided an overview of the Czech Republic's agenda for its EU Presidency. Charles A. Kupchan, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, responded to Kolar's remarks and presented a nuanced look at the future of transatlantic relations. Karen Donfried, executive vice president of GMF, moderated the discussion. The event was captured and will be broadcasted in an hour-long audio episode on NPR FM Berlin and NPR Worldwide the weekend of March 6.…

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Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic opens the 5th anniversary of BTD

2008-11-03 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 14m 25s

On September 25-26, a diverse group of high-level civic activists, policymakers, and regional experts gathered in Serbia to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD).…

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The role of religion in American politics

2008-10-27 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 53m 0s

A discussion featuring historian Mark Noll about the role of religion in American politics, held on September 23 at GMF's Berlin office, was broadcast on NPR Worldwide's stations the weekend of October 24, 2008.…

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Educating youth to compete in tomorrow's economy

2008-06-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 21m 47s

GMF senior program officer Ellen Pope sat down with Jan Figel, the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture, and Youth, and for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing Europe as it works to educate its youth for a changing economic landscape. They were joined by Dr. Allan Goodman, president of the Institute for International Education, who offered a perspective on the future of American higher education.…

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Examining the EU energy and climate package and Congressional energy legislation

2008-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 52s

In this installment, GMF Program Associate Ulrike Leis sat down with Alexandra Langenheld from the European Commission Directorate on General Energy and Transport, Jeff Skeer from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and GMF Transatlantic Fellow Tim Searchinger. The group discussed current trends in biofuels legislation, focusing on the new EU Energy and Climate package and the new Congressional energy bill on energy production in U.S. and EU, examining whether the legislations from both sides of the Atlantic help and not harm environment.…

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The European Union as a Global Actor

2007-10-05 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 5m 57s

Dr. Stephen Szabo, director of the Transatlantic Academy at GMF, discusses the findings from this year's Transatlantic Trends public opinion survey regarding the EU's role as a global actor.…

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The prospects for biofuels discussed with Suzanne Hunt

2007-04-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 24s

Suzanne Hunt, Biofuels Project Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, sat down with GMF's Economic Policy program to discuss the future of biofuels.…

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Javier Solana discusses the challenges facing the Middle East

2007-04-02 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 53s

H.E. Javier Solana visited the German Marshall Fund of the United States to discuss challenges facing the transatlantic community in the Middle East. Solana, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, was recently back from a three-nation tour of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Syria.…

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Salzburg Seminar 2 - Ousmane Badiane

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 4s

Ousmane Badiane is Africa Coordinator and senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He and Jack Thurston discuss what African countries needs from the agriculture negotiations in the Doha Development Round.…

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Salzburg Seminar 5 - TS Vishwanath

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 27s

TS Vishwanath is head of International Trade Policy for the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Dehli. He gives a view of the negotiations from India.…

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Salzburg Seminar 4 - Piet Bukman

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 10s

Piet Bukman is chairman of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council. He is a former minister in the government of the Netherlands and has held the trade, agriculture and development portfolios. He and Jack Thurston examine the agricultural negotiations, from a European perspective.…

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Salzburg Seminar 3 - Shakeel Mohamed

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 31s

Shakeel Mohamed is a member of the Mauritius Parliament and a practicing lawyer. He and Jack Thurston discuss what is at stake in the negotiations for Mauritius, in particular aid for trade.…

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Salzburg Seminar 7 - John Weekes

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 16m 40s

John Weekes is a former Canadian ambassador to the WTO and was Canada's chief negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement. He is currently a senior adviser at the Sidley Austin LLP law firm in Geneva. As a long time trade policy insider, he shares his assessment of where the round is going.…

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Salzburg Seminar 9 - Sheila Page

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 12s

Sheila Page is a senior research associate of the Overseas Development Institute in London and has advised African and Latin American developing countries in multilateral and regional trade negotiations. She explains why she is pessimistic about a positive conclusion to the Doha Round. …

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Salzburg Seminar 1 - Pascal Lamy

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 22s

Pascal Lamy is Director General of the World Trade Organization. He and Jack Thurston discuss the current state of the negotiations, what is needed for a breakthrough and what are the potential gains from success and the risks of failure.…

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Salzburg Seminar 8 - Jim Kolbe

2007-02-26 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 12m 2s

Jim Kolbe is a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund. Prior to this, he served as a Republican representative from Arizona in the US House of Representatives for twenty two years. Linda Menghetti is a former chief minority staff counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, where she worked for Democratic senators. She is currently Vice President of the Emergency Committee for American Trade, an organization representing US industries. We discuss the role being played by the US Congress in the end game of the Doha Round. …

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Dr. Ian Lesser examines U.S.-Turkish relations

2007-02-21 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 33s

GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Dr. Ian Lesser talks about Turkey's relations with the U.S. and Iraq, the upcoming Turkish elections, and the prospects of Turkish EU membership.…

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German Parliamentarian Renate Kuenast discusses biofuels

2007-02-14 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 9m 10s

GMF Economic Policy Program director Dr. Randy Soderquist talks about the importance of biofuels with Renate Kuenast, Chairwoman of Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag.…

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The German-EU Presidency and the future of the European Constitution

2007-02-13 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 33s

Dr. Ulrike Guerot, a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund, explains the German-EU Presidency and the prospects of a European Constitution.…

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The Friction between Belarus and Russia

2007-02-01 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 7m 56s

GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Dr. Joerg Himmelreich discusses the recent Belarus and Russia oil dispute in an interview conducted by GMF Berlin Director Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller…

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Interview with Uri Dadush

2007-01-15 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 8m 55s

Interview with Uri Dadush, director of the international trade department at the World Bank.…

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Ken Cook discusses the effect of transparency in farm payments on farming, environment and trade policy on both sides of the Atlantic

2006-12-20 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 15m 28s

GMF Transatlantic Fellow Jack Thurston talks with Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, about the effect of transparency in farm payments on the debate over farming, environment and trade policy on both sides of the Atlantic.…

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GMF Fellows Bruce Stokes and Jack Thurston discuss the findings of GMF's Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction public opinion survey

2006-12-12 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 11m 48s

The National Journal's Bruce Stokes and farmsubsidy.org's Jack Thurston, both GMF Fellows, discuss the Results of GMF's Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction Survey, released December 5, 2006.…

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Germany's Ambassador to China Volker Stanzel explains the European Perspective on China

2006-11-21 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 17m 2s

Keynote Address by Volker Stanzel, German Ambassador to China at the GMF-Bucerius China Conference held in Washington, DC from October 19-21, 2006.…

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German Parliamentarian Mathias Berninger discusses Biofuels

2006-11-13 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 6m 45s

Interview with German Parliamentarian Mathias Berninger about the future of biofuels, October 12, 2006.…

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Commissioner Richard d'Amato opens GMF-Bucerius China Conference

2006-10-30 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 34m 53s

Keynote Address by The Honorable Jim Kolbe, U.S. Congressman, Arizona, July 14, 2006.…

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Sean Mulvaney discusses the results of the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index

0000-00-00 :: German Marshall Fund
Length: 24s

In a world beset by dramatic change, where many different factors impact well-being in multiple and complex ways, it is useful to assess the prosperity of nations through more than simple income-based measurements like GDP. The Legatum Prosperity Index 20…

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Former Prime Minister of New Zealand on Trade, Development, and the G20 Seoul Summit

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Length: 15s

Dame Jenny Shipley discusses the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, continuing GMF’s podcast series with members of the Club de Madrid. The former prime minister of New Zealand and current vice president of the Club de Madrid takes questions from GMF Fel…

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Europe's Response to the Economic Crisis

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Length: 8s

GMF Fellow Bruce Stokes and Bruegel Director Jean Pisani-Ferry discuss the implications of the economic crisis from Ireland and France to Eastern Europe.…

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An Analysis of U.S. and European Financial Regulatory Reform Efforts ahead of the G20 Summit

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Length: 8s

Barbara Ridpath, Chief Executive of the London based International Centre for Financial Regulation, and GMF Fellow Kati Suominen discuss the future of financial regulation in Europe as well as within the context of the transatlantic relationship.…

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European Commissioner analyzes effect of economic crisis on foreign assistance

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Length: 11s

Following a GMF round table discussion titled “How to Make Development Sustainable in a Time of Fiscal Austerity,” European Commission for Development Andris Piebalgs sat down with GMF Fellow Jim Kunder to discuss how the economic crisis has impacted …

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Former French Development Agency Director discusses France's new role in the G20

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Length: 19s

GMF Fellow Kati Suominen speaks with Jean-Michel Severino, former director of the French National Development Agency, about international development in the context of the upcoming French chairmanship of the G20.…

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Part 2: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

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Length: 9s

In Part 2 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira provides his views on how the Lisbon Treaty will change the substance of EU trade policy.…

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Founder of Global Trade Alert Simon Evenett on Protectionism and G-20 Trade Policy

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Length: 7s

GMF's Kati Suominen speaks with Simon J. Evenett, professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and founder of the Global Trade Alert, on G-20 trade policy. …

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AEI Fellow analyzes the future of the Euro

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Length: 18s

In this GMF Podcast, Director of Economic Policy Sean Mulvaney sits down with Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the eurozone crisis and its long-term impact on the transatlantic relationship. Lachman also an…

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Former WTO Chairman frames obstacles facing organization in 21st century

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Length: 15s

GMF Fellow Jennifer Hillman interviews Former Chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body Julio A. Lacarte Muró and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa Debra P. Steger following a round table discussion on the future of the World …

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Phil Gordon responds to 2010 Transatlantic Trends data

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Length: 41s

At the 2010 Transatlantic Trends survey launch, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Phil Gordon, responded to the data and covered each of the main topics from the presentation. This year’s presentation focused on the complex…

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GMF Fellows discuss Dutch troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Domino Theory

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Length: 12s

GMF Fellows Joe Wood and Neils Annen discuss their recent Transatlantic Takes offering two perspectives on the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Afghanistan, as well as different interpretations of the Domino Theory.…

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Jim Kolbe speaks with Jim Kunder and Sam Worthington about U.S. Development Aid

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Length: 13s

On July 21 GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe talked with Senior Fellow Jim Kunder and Sam Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, about the current state of U.S. foreign assistance and GMF's Aid and Development Program's latest policy pap…

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Part 3: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

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Length: 11s

In Part 3 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira discusses transatlantic trade relations in the era of the EU Lisbon Treaty, calls for increased U.S. congressional awareness of the fundamental changes taking p…

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Part 1: European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman urges U.S. Congressional Engagement

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Length: 12s

In Part 1 of a three-part series, European Parliament's Trade Committee Chairman Vital Moreira explains the new important role of the Parliament with regard to the adoption of EU trade legislation and trade agreements as well as the expansion of competenc…

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Former Bolivian President reflects on G20 Seoul Summit

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Length: 17s

Following a GMF event on December 2, Former Bolivian president and Club de Madrid member Jorge Quiroga sits down with GMF Fellow Kati Suominen to discuss the outcome of the recent G20 Seoul Summit and other major economic issues facing the world. …

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In 8 minutes or less: Why the economic crisis may ruin the Euro and more

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Length: 5s

In this podcast, GMF Fellow Bruce stokes interviews Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, on the economic crisis and its larger implications for the Euro and European political institutions.…

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Congressman Wexler: Turkish-Israeli Tensions are Detrimental to United States

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In this GMF Podcast, Former Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) discusses the long term implications of the deterioration of Turkish-Israeli relationship with GMF Fellow Joshua W. Walker. …

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U.K. minister discusses trends in British perceptions of immigrants

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Following a GMF lunch event on immigration reform in the United Kingdom, U.K. Minister of State for Immigration Damian Green discussed the changing trends in British immigration perception and legislation with GMF's Delancey Gustin.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Mladić arrest opens Serbia's path to EU membership

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In this podcast, GMF Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews GMF Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda on the recent arrest of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić. Mr. Vejvoda gives a brief background of Mladić’s history in the Balk…

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In 8 minutes or less: How can Europe and the U.S. evade a standstill in multilateral trade negotiations?

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In the second part of this podcast, Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and GMF Senior Transtlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discuss with European Center for International Political Economy Director Frederik Erixon the current stagnation in global trade poli…

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In 8 minutes or less: The role of Europe and the U.S. in revitalizing momentum for world trade

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In part one of this podcast, Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and GMF Senior Tranastlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discuss with European Center for International Political Econonmy Director Frederik Erixon how to regain public support for trade given the…

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In 8 minutes or less: How will Europe respond to the increased number of North African refugees seeking asylum?

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In this podcast, German Federal Interior Minister Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich speaks with GMF’s Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff about the impact of the North African revolutions on immigration policy in Europe. The Minister explains that refugees and immigrants w…

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In 8 minutes or less: How has the situation in Belarus changed five months after the government crackdown?

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Program Officer Dakota Korth interviews Senior Fellow Pavol Demes on the current political climate in Belarus. They discuss the upcoming trials of protesters and candidates taken prisoner during the crackdown, and how the inter…

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Tanzania Horticultural Association Leads Progress on Food Security Reforms

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In this GMF Podcast, Tanzania Horticultural Association Executive Director Jacqueline Mkindi explains how the organization is using public and private partnerships to improve food security and agriculture production in Tanzania.…

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In 8 minutes or less: Is Europe effectively managing its economic relationship with China?

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Dan Twining interviews TA Bosch Fellow Francios Godement on his new paper, “Europe’s Relations with China: Lost in Flight?” They discuss how capable Europe is of managing a strategic economic relation…

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In 8 minutes or less: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture offers strategies to combat global food crisis

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In this podcast, GMF Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter on the rise of global food prices. Secretary Yeutter explains the role of artificial and actual food shortages, the importance of some speculation in …

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In 8 minutes or less: What are the major hurdles to an EU-Indian free trade agreement?

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Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Marjut Hannonen, a cabinet member for the European Commission’s Minister of Trade, on the goal of an EU free trade agreement with India and the obstacles that must be overcome to satisfy both regions. …

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In 8 minutes or less: How is the new global economy shaping the relationship between developed and developing countries?

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In this podcast, Steffen Kern, Director for International Financial Market Policy at Deutsche Bank, interviews GMF Fellow Joe Quinlan on his new paper, "Losing Control: The Transatlantic Partnership, the Developing Nations, and the Next Phase of Globaliza…

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Fellow gives personal and professional reflections on long-term impact of Japan's "triple crisis"

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlatic Fellow Joshua Walker and Asia Program Office Dhruva Jaishankar discuss the unique response of the Japanese public to the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant "triple crisis." The podcast includes ana…

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In 8 minutes or less: What is the proper role for the United States, Europe in African regional integration?

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In this podcast, Professor of Economics at Sciences Politiques Patrick Messerlin discusses transatlantic support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa with Kathleen van Hove, Senior Policy Officer at the European Center for Development Policy Man…

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In 8 minutes or less: Do regional trade agreements effectively foster economic growth in developing countries?

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In this GMF Podcast Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jennifer Hillman interviews Patrick Messerlin, Director of the Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po, and Jean Pierre Chauffour, Lead Economist, World Bank International Trade Department, about a new, …

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In 8 minutes or less: Are the United States and Europe responsible for the G20's unresolved issues?

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In this GMF Podcast, Resident Fellow Kati Suominen interviews Deutsche Bank Director of International Financial Market Policy Steffen Kern on the importance of global financial regulations; the most pressing unresolved issues facing the G20; and what role…

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In 8 minutes or less: What are Turkey's new priorities for the U.S.-Turkish relationship?

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Ian Lesser sits down with Ambassador Selim Yenel, Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Turkey’s priorities for its relationship with the United States, its position…

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In 8 minutes or less: USAID Executive Officer discusses game changing innovations in foreign aid effectiveness

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kunder speaks with USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Maura O'Neill about the role of technology in economic growth, new “game changing” innovations in development, and what President Obama hope…

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In 8 minutes or less: Will the decline of the West lead to the rise of China?

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In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Academy Director Stephen Szabo speaks with former Bosch Fellow Eberhard Sandschneider about the decline of the West and the role China will play in future economic and foreign policy. They also discuss how China’s rise…

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In 8 minutes or less: What do the riots in Libya mean for the future of foreign relations in the Mediterranean region?

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In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Fellows Ian Lesser and Emiliano Alessandri explain why the Western reaction to the Libyan protests has differed so sharply to the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and if the West can or should be play a role in shaping …

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In 8 minutes or less: Family of jailed Belarusian presidential candidates discuss state of opposition

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In this podcast, GMF’s Dakota Korth interviews Dr. Irina Bogdanova, sister of jailed presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, and Eva Neklayaeva, daughter of jailed presidential candidate Vladimir Neklayev, on the treatment of their family by the KGB, di…

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In 8 minutes or less: How will the protests in Egypt and the Middle East affect U.S. foreign aid?

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In this podcast, GMF’s Jonathan White interviews Senior Resident Fellow Jim Kunder on the future of U.S. foreign development assistance in light of the protests sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. Kunder also discusses the role of economic growth…

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Inside Brussels Podcast: BruxInfo Editor-in-Chief outlines results of EU Summit and priorities for Hungarian presidency

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GMF’s Bruno Lété discusses the outcome of the February 4, EU Summit under the Hungarian Presidency as well as the policies and priorities of Budapest for the coming months with Zoltan Gyevai, editor-in-chief of BruxInfo, a leading Hungarian news websi…

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Franz Jessen discusses the necessity of cooperation between the West and China

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Franz Jessen of the European External Action Service gives his reaction to the eighth annual Stockholm China Forum and discusses the importance of trilateral cooperation between Europe, the Unites States, and China.…

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Beyond the currency crisis: a deeper look at internal Chinese economic challenges

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During the eighth annual Stockholm China Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes sat down with Xiao Geng of Columbia University to outline some of the less discussed internal economic issues facing China. Geng argues that while the i…

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Fellows give global context to protests in Egypt

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Ian Lesser and Transatlantic Fellow Emiliano Alessandri discuss the larger implications of the riots in Egypt, what they mean for the rest of the Mediterranean region, and the response of the United States …

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Fellows discuss EU perspective on Doha and role as a moderator for U.S.-Chinese relations

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In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Soo Yeon Kim interviews Andre Sapir, a senior fellow at Bruegel, about the European perspective on the Doha Development Round trade negotiations. Sapir also discusses how effective the EU could be as a mod…

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TA fellows discuss the future of Chinese foreign relations and shifting role of the U.S. as a global power

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In this GMF Podcast Transatlantic Academy Bosch Public Policy Fellows Joseph Quinlan, Martin Jacques, and Eberhard Sandschneider discuss the highlights of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States, including his comments on human rights v…

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Rajeev Kumar gives insight into India’s stake in the European economic crisis

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In this GMF Podcast, Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Director General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Dr. Kumar discusses India’s stake in the current European economic crisis, as well as pro…

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GMF Fellow Jim Kolbe reacts to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in his former congressional district

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In this Transatlantic Take Podcast, Senior Director of Policy Programs Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff interviews Jim Kolbe, GMF Fellow and former Arizona congressman who served in the same district now represented by Gabrielle Giffords. Kolbe, a personal friend …

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Former Belarusian political prisoner describes experience following government crackdown

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On January 6, GMF hosted an event to discuss the recent presidential election and subsequent riots and government crackdown in Belarus. Following the event, Natalya Kalyada, director of the Free Theater of Belarus, who was also jailed during the crackdown…

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Aid Effectiveness Podcast: Jim Kunder and James Deane discuss approaches to combat global poverty

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Following a recent Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conference on “Politics into practice: A dialogue on governance strategies and action in international development,” GMF Senior Resident Fellow Jim Kunder and James Deane, Head of Policy at BBC W…

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In 8 minutes or less: What are the benefits of the transatlantic partnership on the road to sustainable development?

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In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jim Kolbe discusses with Bill Anderson, Professor at Virginia Tech and former longtime USAID foreign service officer, the importance of the transatlantic dialogue to achieve sustainable results in key development areas s…

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In 8 minutes or less: How is Germany constructing a more effective development policy?

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In this podcast, GMF Senior Fellow Jonathan White discusses with Laura Fuesers from the Policy Planning Staff of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development the need for a more coherent development policy. She outlines the recent …

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Inside Brussels Podcast: Exit Hungarian EU Presidency, enter Poland

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Bruno Lété in the GMF Brussels Office talks with Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) about what difference the outgoing Hungarian EU Presidency made and takes a first look forward at the challenges fa…

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In 8 minutes or less: Is growing Chinese investment a threat to the U.S. economy?

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In this podcast, recorded at the Ninth Stockholm China Forum, 10-11 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes interviews Daniel H. Rosen, Director of China Practice at the Rhodium Group (RHG) on the diverse nature of Chinese direct investment in the U.S and it…

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In 8 minutes or less: Should Europe welcome more Chinese investment?

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In this podcast, recorded at the Stockholm China Forum 9, 10-11 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes discusses growing Chinese investment in Europe and its consequences with Klas Eklund, Senior Economist at the Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB). Eklu…

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In 8 minutes or less: What does King Mohammed VI's speech mean for Morocco?

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In this podcast, recorded at the Atlantic Forum, Rabat, 17-19 June, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes discusses the proposed constitutional changes announced by King Mohammed VI on 18 June with Moroccan Ambassador-at-Large Assia Bensalah Alaoui. The Ambassad…

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Part 2: How is U.S. development policy evolving?

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In part 2 of this podcast, recorded on the occasion of the first Aid Effectiveness Experts Group meeting in Brussels, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe and GMF Senior non-Resident Fellow Jean-Michel Severino discuss their views from the Experts Gr…

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Part 1: How can the public and private sectors cooperate in development?

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In part 1 of this podcast, recorded on the occasion of the first Aid Effectiveness Experts Group meeting in Brussels, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe speaks to GMF Senior non-Resident Fellow and former CEO of France's international development a…

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In 8 minutes or less: What next for development cooperation?

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In this interview GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe discusses transatlantic aid effectiveness with Stephen Groff, Deputy Director of the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate, in the lead up to the Fourth High Level Forum on aid effectivenes…

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In 8 minutes or less: A strong transatlantic relationship is vital for economic recovery

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes speaks with German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter about Europe’s major accomplishments and remaining challenges in regards to the Eurozone crisis. Minister Kampeter explains how a s…

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China sees U.S. debt crisis as self-inflicted, politically motivated

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GMF Economic Program Officer Peter Sparding interviews Senior Transatlantic Fellow Andrew Small about the Chinese perspective on the Western debt crisis. Mr. Small explains the long-term significance China attributes to the debt crisis, as well as how the…

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In 8 minutes or less: Economic crisis makes private sector investment critical to foreign assistance

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In this podcast, GMF Fellow Jim Kolbe talks with Simon Winter, Senior Vice President of Development at TechnoServe, about the current role of the private sector in development aid and the main barriers to continued assistance from individuals and business…

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In 8 minutes or less: How will new German aid reforms lead to more effective foreign assistance?

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In this podcast, GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Jim Kolbe and Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, the State Secretary for the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discuss the recent German aid reforms. With 19,000 staff under a single entity and…

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Transatlantic Trends shows strong public support for NATO

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In this GMF podcast, senior fellow for economics Bruce Stokes speaks with Jamie Shea of NATO about the recent Transatlantic Trends 2011 survey results that show continued support for NATO on both sides of the Atlantic. They also discuss European and Ameri…

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TT Director discusses highlights from new Transatlantic Trends survey

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In this podcast, Transatlantic Trends Director Zsolt Nyiri outlines some of the key findings from the 2011 Transatlantic Trends survey with Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes. They discuss EU opinions on Obama and his international policies; shifting dynamics bet…

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Australia is a "canary in the coal mine" for impact of China's rise on Western alliances

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In this GMF Podcast, Senior Fellow Dan Twining discusses Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer’s recent paper on Australia’s strategic future in light of China’s rise. Joined by John Lee of the Center for Independent Studies, Twining and…

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In 8 minutes or less: "Events in Libya won't change the future of the Arab world"

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In this GMF podcast, Brussels Office Director Ian Lesser speaks with Director of Communications Will Bohlen about the future of Libya post-Gaddafi. Dr. Lesser explains that the international community actually knows very little about the political compos…

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GMF podcast: What next for Afghanistan?

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In this podcast, GMF senior fellow John Richardson speaks with Ms Naheed Farid, member of the Afghan parliament, about the changing role of women in the country, the future of Afghanistan's security, her hopes and fears for the 2014 elections, and the imp…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why the Speed of Tunisian Elections Led to "Emotional Voting"

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Hassan Mneimneh discusses the outcome of the first successful election of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, and what this election means for the region and movement as a whole. He also outlines how Central and Ea…

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Mayor of Savannah: U.S.-EU private partnerships promote sustainable growth in Georgia

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In this GMF podcast, Mayor Otis Johnson of Savannah, GA discusses the “Thrive” program, which aims to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 15 percent by the year 2020. Mayor Johnson outlines the steps the city has taken since the program began in 2…

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Mayor of Greenville Outlines City's New Steps Toward Sustainable Growth

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In this GMF podcast, Mayor Knox White of Greenville, SC discusses the “Greening of Greenville” project, which focuses on making the city more livable and sustainable. He outlines the program's major projects including expanding park systems, retrofitt…

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Inside Brussels: What can the EU do to become a credible actor in North Africa?

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In this GMF podcast, Brussels’ Program Officer Bruno Lété speaks with Koert Debeuf, representative of the European Parliament’s Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group in Cairo, about the recent visit of Prime Minister Erdogan and…

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Mayor of Rochester Hills: EU climate and sustainability practices are decades ahead of U.S. policy

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In this GMF podcast, Mayor of Rochester Hills Bryan Barnett discusses how the city is implementing new, environmentally sustainable practices in Michigan based on his experience during a study tour to industrial cities in Europe and collaboration between …

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In 8 minutes or less: How "Painful but Necessary" Policies Made Latvia an Economic Success Story

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In this GMF podcast, Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks explains to GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes how Latvia overcame the economic crisis even as most European countries continue to struggle. The Minister discusses strategies for other countries based…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Are Regional Climate Change Initiatives the Best Hope for U.S. Action?

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In this podcast, GMF Senior Program Officer Thomas Legge speaks with Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of Georgetown University's Climate Center, about regional climate change initiatives in the United States, and how the rise of climate scepticism affects…

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How Will Results of G20 Summit Influence the Financial Crisis?

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Kati Souminen explains the results of the most recent G20 summit. She also discusses the possible expansion of funding for the IMF and how the financial crisis has impacted competition between the West and …

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In 8 Minutes or Less: The Global Competition for Talent

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In this podcast recorded at India Forum IV in Stockholm, November 11-12, GMF Senior Fellow Bruce Stokes speaks to Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager at Tata Sons, about the global competition for talent and whether or not the United States is doing enou…

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In 8 minutes or less: Why the new IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program is the "most serious and most dangerous" yet

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Academy Fellow Geoffrey Kemp discusses a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the concerns it raises about Iran’s nuclear program. He also addresses future implications of the repor…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why the Durban Climate Change Conference "Exceeded Expectations"

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In part I of this podcast, Thomas Legge, Senior Program Officer with GMF's Climate and Energy Program, speaks with Nigel Purvis, Climate and Energy Senior Fellow and President of Climate Advisers based in Washington DC, about the outcomes of the 17th Clim…

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Immigration Survey Shows U.S. Still Supports Birthright Citizenship

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Following the launch of the 2011 Transatlantic Trends: Immigration Survey, Immigration and Integration Program Officer Hamutal Bernstein interviews Jason DeParle, The New York Times, and Susan Martin, Georgetown University, about highlights from the surve…

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EU Delegation Minister: Trade Barriers at Heart of Economic Issues Facing U.S.-EU Relationship

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In this GMF podcast, Senior Transatlantic Fellow Bruce Stokes and Hiddo Houben, minister counselor for trade at the EU Delegation in Washington, outline the major issues addressed at last week’s U.S.-EU Summit, including key barriers and next steps to i…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Former GMF Fellow Creates First Business Incubation Center in Belgrade

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In this GMF podcast, former Urban and Regional Policy Fellow Milos Kovacevic speaks with Program Assistant Casey Kuklick to explain how he was able to use experiences from his fellowship, including travel to Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, to build …

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Why Major Emerging Economies are Now Key in Climate Negotiations

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In part II of this podcast on the Durban Climate Change conference, GMF's Thomas Legge speaks with Nigel Purvis, climate and energy senior fellow and president of Climate Advisers based in Washington DC, about the relationship between the United States an…

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In 8 minutes or Less: The Shale Gas Revolution

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In this GMF podcast, Thomas Legge, senior program officer with the Climate and Energy Program, speaks with Transatlantic Academy Fellows Corey Johnson and Tim Boersma following recent shale gas site visits to Poland and the United States. They discuss the…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: What Does Croatia’s EU Membership Mean for the Future of the Region?

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In this GMF podcast, Director of Communications Will Bohlen interviews Vice President of Programs Ivan Vejvoda about Croatia’s recent vote to become a member of the European Union. Vejvoda outlines Croatia’s motivations to join the EU despite the cur…

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In 8 Minutes or Less: Is the U.S. Moving Closer to Military Engagement with Iran?

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In this GMF podcast, Transatlantic Academy Fellow Geoffrey Kemp speaks with Program Officer Nicholas Siegel about rising tensions between the West and Iran due to the recent assassination of a nuclear scientist and encounters between Iranian and U.S. nava…

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