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10 May 22

Why the Road to Syrian Accountability Runs through Germany

Deborah Amos explains the importance of the Syrian war-crimes trial that opened at a court in Koblenz in late April 2020.

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05 May 22

Geopolitics and Global Production Networks

Using the example of contemporary Asia-Pacific relations, Etel Solingen discusses how mounting protectionism, trade wars, economic statecraft, and geopolitical tensions might disrupt some of the benefits of complex global value chains.

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03 May 22

Ending the Forever Pandemic of Global Tobacco

Howard Koh explores potential future regulatory strategies to bolster public health and thereby diminish the enormous economic and human costs of global tobacco consumption.

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02 May 22
29 Apr 22

Is Russia a Verbrecherstaat? – A Perspective from International Law

Lawrence Douglas talks about the origin of the term "Verbrecherstaat," considers Russia's actions in light of the categories of aggressive war and atrocity, and explains the options and limitations of international law.

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28 Apr 22

Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

George Packer explores the four narratives that now dominate American life: Free America, Smart America, Real America, and Just America.

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26 Apr 22

Tyrants, Invaders, Sinners: The Quest for Order in the Visigothic Kingdom, 507-711 CE

Damián Fernández investigates how forms of government evolved during the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages.

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25 Apr 22

Ambassador Martin Indyk in Conversation with Stefan Kornelius: Kissinger’s Art of Diplomacy in the Middle East and Ukraine

In this discussion, Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Martin Indyk reflect on Master of the Game (Knopf, October 2021), Indyk’s offer of a provocative history of Kissinger’s diplomatic Middle East talks.

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19 Apr 22

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive Western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Using new Russian and American archival material, Steil shows that it was only after the…

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13 Apr 22

Keynote: Ambassador Amy Gutmann

Dr. Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Richard C. Holbrooke Workshop, “Democracy Support in an Era of Democratic Erosion: A Transatlantic Discussion,” led by spring 2022 Berlin Prize Fellow Michael J. Abramowitz. Since…

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