Stormy-Annika Mildner

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Transatlantic Renaissance?
German-American Relations in Obama’s Second Term
by Stormy-Annika Mildner, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker
Institut français des relations internationales, Note du Cerfa 104, July 25, 2013, 32 pages
Transatlantic Renaissance?
President Obama recently characterized the relationship between his country and Europe as “the cornerstone of our freedom and of our security.” This fits well with current efforts by Brussels and Washington to create the largest free-trade zone in the world. In terms of security policy, however, working together is a good deal more difficult. Points of contention will likely proliferate, from military capability to the war on terror to Internet surveillance. (Cerfa report in French and German.)
Category: Transatlantic Relations, Security, Economy and Finance, Trade, United States of America, Germany
A Trade Deal Worth Making
An EU-U.S. pact would deliver huge economic benefits for both sides
by Stormy-Annika Mildner, Claudia Schmucker
Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013
A Trade Deal Worth Making
In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso agreed to launch negotiations on a trans-Atlantic free-trade agreement as soon as possible.
Category: Free Trade, European Union, United States of America, Europe
G20, IMF and WTO in Turbulent Times
Legitimacy and Effectiveness Put to the Test
by Katharina Gnath, Claudia Schmucker, Stormy-Annika Mildner
SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 10, August 2012, 37 Pages
G20, IMF and WTO in Turbulent Times
The global economic and financial crisis made clear how important it is to have an effective system of international economic governance. The G20 took a key role in the management of the crisis, however, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) were also important. How well did these institutions deal with the crisis?
Category: Economy and Finance, IMF, World Bank, G8/G20
A New Geography in International Trade
Global ambitions- regional responsibility
by Claudia Decker, Stormy-Annika Mildner
Brazil, India, and China (nicknamed, along with Russia, the “BRICs”) are the new, fast-growing regional economic giants. And they know it.
Category: Emerging Market Economies, Trade, Poverty, Government and Society, China, Brazil, India

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