Upcoming event: U.S. Elections 2016: Twelve days to go – an Outlook

 

 

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The U.S. presidential race heads into its final stage. Never before has a campaign been as emotional and contested. While the two main-party candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are worlds apart in style and in most policy areas, they do have one thing in common: Both have historically low favorability ratings following costly primary campaigns. As the country seems deeply divided, the stakes couldn’t be higher, not least for Europe: The challenges range from confronting international terrorism, dealing with the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, forging trade agreements as well as expanding transatlantic cooperation. What can be expected during these last days of the race for the U.S. presidency?

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Hezbollah: a closer look at Lebanon’s Party of God

In an event, jointly organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the AJC Transatlantic Institute, Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of the Stein Programme on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussed the findings in his forthcoming book. In Hezbollah: the Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God (Georgetown University Press) he exposes the criminal activities of the organization. Ian Lesser, Director of the Transatlantic Centre of the German Marshall Fund provided a transatlantic context of the issue.
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