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July 09, 2021

Merkel’s Upcoming White House Visit and the Future of U.S.-German Relations with Cathryn Clüver and Jeff Rathke

By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Cathryn Clüver and Jeff Rathke

What is the significance of Angela Merkel’s upcoming White House for the future of U.S.-German relations? Cathryn Clüver and Jeff Rathke join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the most important aspects of the July 15 meeting and how the U.S. and Germany can work together on a range of issues going forward.

Cathryn Clüver is the Director and CEO of the German Council on Foreign Relations. She was previously executive director of The Future of Diplomacy Project and The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.

Jeff Rathke is the President of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining AICGS, Jeff was a senior fellow and deputy director of the Europe Program at CSIS, where his work focused on transatlantic relations and U.S. security and defense policy.

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