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Weekly News Digest

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The ACG brings its members a compilation of timely analyses and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. Articles are then posted to the website the following week. (February 22, 2024)

Munich Security Conference and Transatlantic Relations
America-Proofing Europe – Stephen F. Szabo, Internationale Politik Quarterly
Alles zur Siko im Überblick – Joachim Mölter, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Team Biden Struggles to Reassure Europe the U.S. Won’t Abandon Ukraine – Josh Rogin, The Washington Post
Leadership in Action: Six Priorities for the Transatlantic Alliance in 2024 – CEPA International Leadership Council
Trump is Rattling Europe. Now Harris is Going There to Try to Calm Nervous Allies – Asma Khalid, NPR
Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Donald Trump – nicht da und doch dabei – Ralf Borchard, Tagesschau

Nuclear Defense and Security
Living in a Nuclear-Curious World: America’s Weakening Grip on Non-Proliferation – Rafael Loss, European Council on Foreign Relations
Wie realistisch ist eine deutsche Atombombe? – Benedikt Fuest, Die Welt
Germans Want More Defense Spending – Joshua Posaner, Politico EU
Sigmar Gabriel: Europa braucht “gemeinsame nukleare Komponente” – Sigmar Gabriel, Stern
Sicherheit: Es gibt was zu besprechen – Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Weimar Triangle: The German, French, and Polish Alliance
Weimar Triangle Could Be Used to Boost Europe’s Defence, Experts Say – Nick Alipour and Théo Bourgery-Gonse, Euractiv
Fighting Friends and Not Enemies: 5 Ways Paris and Berlin Are at Odds on Defense – Laura Kayali and Joshua Posaner, Politico EU
Poland’s Diplomatic Offensive: A New Momentum for the Weimar Triangle – Wojciech Przybylski, Visegrad Insight

Relations with China and Taiwan
Tipping Point? Germany and China in an Era of Zero-Sum Competition – Noah Barkin and Gregor Sebastian, The Rhodium Group
The Prospects for Taiwan-EU Cooperation – Francis Shin, The Diplomat

Israel-Hamas War
Israel Prepares Full-Scale Ground Offensive in Gaza’s Rafah – Benjamin Restle, Deutsche Welle
As Trump Spooks Europe, Biden Stirs Global Anger Over Gaza War – Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post