USA

Undefined
Donald Trump Pinatas in a shop in the USA
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Ralf Fücks visited the United States in the week after the elections for talks and events in New York and Washington DC. Reflections and highlights from a nation in shock.

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The victory of Donald Trump and the way his election campaign was conducted will have multiple effects on politics in the EU, sleepless nights are already one of them.

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Trump has won the battle against the political establishment for now. But what must Europe be prepared for next?

Trump kissing Johnson: Street Art against the Brexit decision
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Hillary Clinton should be warned by the British referendum: Similar to the Brexit movement, Trump’s campaign benefits from anti-immigrant sentiment and anger over the “political elites” and “mainstream media”.

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Syria and the fight against ISIS is the dominating foreign policy topic in the current presidential debates. The discourse on no-fly zones and efforts to topple Bashar al-Assad show that divisions run deep and beyond party lines. 

Chernobyl

Three years after the disastrous earthquake in Japan that triggered a tsunami and eventually the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima we cannot claim to manage the risks of nuclear power with a clear conscience. The nuclear power industry has struggled to make a comeback. To address the myths of nuclear power, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has commissioned renowned international nuclear experts to deliver reports that provide the public with an overview of current, fact-rich, and nuclear-critical know-how.

In July 2013, the EU and the USA started negotiations to create the biggest global trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is unprecendented in size and scope.

Strengthening discussions around policies that stimulate innovation, innovation, reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in the EU and the US.