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The U.S.-German rapport: the transatlantic X-factor

German-American relations are at a low ebb. As seen from Washington, Germany is consumed by internal political strife and incapable of acting as a reliable partner in transatlantic policy. So, for the next few years at least, the United States intends to manage bilateral relations on a transactional basis. At the same time, President Donald Trump has reemphasized the historically close U.S.-UK partnership and put more stock on ties with Central Europe.

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