J.D. Bindenagel

J.D. Bindenagel is a former U.S. Ambassador and is currently Senior Professor and founding Henry Kissinger Chair at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategy and Integration Studies, Bonn University.

Jeffrey Sachs: Xi Propagandist?

One does not need to be a hardliner on China, just a global realist, to see that there is a vast gap between Xi’s rhetoric and reality.

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Mr. Steinmeier’s Faux Pas: Pleasing Russia, Stiffing Eastern Europe

North Stream 2: Is the gas pipeline’s completion really mandated by history, as the German President has claimed?

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North Stream 2: What the Germans Must Do for Transatlantic Solidarity

As much as the current German government would wish otherwise, the North Stream 2 pipeline controversy continues to threaten European unity as well as transatlantic solidarity.

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Joe Biden and the US’s Pivot to Europe

Faced with the Biden administration, Germany must finally come to terms with its geostrategic obligations and commitments.

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Merkel On the Brink?

Germany at a crossroad of domestic and foreign policy change.

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How the United States Is Getting Gamed in Syria

In Syria, the U.S. government has to do much more than pressure Russia.

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Merkel’s “We Can Do It!” Perhaps Not!

Reflections on Merkel’s curious mixture of profound ethics paired with high-handedness and naiveté.

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Polish Democracy: Fighting Ghosts of the Past

Is Poland turning into another South Africa, where strong suspicions disable the country and hollow out the economy?

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American Security Policy After Obama

The final year will cap Obama’s global legacy, but also set the pace for his successor.

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Fear of War Over Ukraine

All eyes on are Minsk as world leaders meet to decide the fate of Ukraine.

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