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BGA Cable: Turkey On The Brink

Turkey’s economic crisis looms in the face of geopolitical challenges Downloadable PDF Version The situation The sharp fall in the Turkish lira risks to further undermine an already fragile geopolitical situation in Europe. Despite the external forces inflicting damage onto Turkey’s economy, there is little dissent that the core issues lie within its ballooning inflation …

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BGA Partner Ben Hodges featured on ZDF

BGA Partner Ben Hodges was featured on Maybrit Illner’s television panel titled “Schutzmacht ade – muss Europa aufrüsten?” (“Goodbye protective power – should Europe upgrade?”) on ZDF.  Also participating on the panel was German Minister of Defense Ursula Von der Leyen, former German Minister of Economics Oskar Lafontaine, Wolfgang Ischinger, the former German Ambassador to …

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BGA Cable: The Trump – Putin Summit

Bull meets Bear The Situation The US and Russia are speaking again. That is the chief message of the Helsinki summit. While the summit did not bring any breakthrough, it did improve the atmosphere. However, the actual results are meagre and open to interpretation: Renewed commitment to a reduction in nuclear weapons and stringent non-proliferation. …

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BGA Partner Ben Hodges’ op-ed on Trump’s approach at NATO in NPR

BGA Partner Ben Hodges produced an opinion piece published in NPR’s blog following the latest NATO Summit in Brussels. Ben gives his first hand account of US President Donald Trump’s “wrecking ball” approach to the summit as well his efforts to alienate some of the US’ most dependable allies, namely Germany, over increased defense spending. …

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BGA’s Todd Williamson’s column “The Other Pivot to Asia” published in the Berlin Policy Journal

BGA Senior Consultant Todd Williamson wrote a column titled “The Other Pivot to Asia” in Berlin Policy Journal’s Red Herring & Black Swan series. The piece explores how the formation of the Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 was one of the early signs of today’s transatlantic divisions between the EU and the US. …

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BGA Cable: On the Brink of a Trade War

New tariffs further the official disruption of the international trade order   The Situation Friends and foes alike have found themselves in the crosshairs of US trade tariffs. They have responded by fighting back through retaliatory measures as the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, and Russia in particular, have either issued counter tariffs or have …

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BGA Hosts Global Bridges Forum with BaFin President Felix Hufeld

BGA hosted a Global Bridges’ XXXII Berlin Global Forum with BaFIN President Felix Hufeld titled, “Bitcoin-Blockchain: From Sensation to Rehabilitation?” The event, held at BGA’s Berlin office, focused on the evolution of Bitcoin and its accompanying ledger technology Blockchain from an industry outlier to a global phenomenon. Other topics covered include: The chances and risks …

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