Nearly 50 days into the new government, we are already seeing tensions within the governing coalition over how to address challenges – ranging from pandemic response to tensions with Russia. On January 28, the American Council on Germany, Atlantik-Brücke, and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosted a discussion with former U.S. Ambassador to Berlin John B. Emerson and former Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. The discussion was moderated by Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent of Der Tagesspiegel.