Role of NATO
Germany: Integrating Post-Unification German Culture into the
High School Classroom
Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Deputy Secretary of Defense
John Hamre. July 23, 1998 | Deutsch
Address to the People of
Berlin. President Clinton. Berlin, July 12, 1994 | Deutsch
Balkans (DoS Archive)
White House Virtual Library
Event for the 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan. President
Clinton. The Hague, May 28, 1997 |Deutsch
New Opportunities in Transatlantic Relations. Ambassador John
Kornblum, May 8, 1998 | Deutsch
a New, Comprehensive Relationship With Europe
2000: An Assessment. Ambassador John Kornblum, March 30, 2000
| Deutsch CD
Issues (DoS Archive)
New Atlantic Community for the 21st Century. Secretary of State
Warren Christopher. Stuttgart, September 6, 1996 | Deutsch CD
Atlantic Treaty Organization (DoS Archive)
nineties were characterized on the one hand by anniversaries of historical
events and on the other hand by new challenges marking the beginning
of the new millennium. In 1995 the end of World War II was commemorated.
In 1996 the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and the famous speech
by Secretary of State Byrnes in Stuttgart were celebrated. Other anniversaries
like the Berlin Airlift, the introduction of the D-Mark, the famous
speech by Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the founding of the
Federal Republic of Germany and the signing of the Basic Law were observed.
nineties saw the end of the Cold War era. The changed political situation
in Germany and in the countries in Central and Eastern Europe put the
German-American relationship in a new context which includes a Europe
united in peace and democracy. Important steps taken to realize this
vision are the integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
into NATO, European Union and OSCE.
challenges confronting the United States and Germany are similar. Challenges
in the field of domestic politics include social security reform, education
reform and immigration policy.
Globalization, the Internet, liberalization of the telecommunication
market, space research, higher education represent economic and technical
challenges which face both countries. This broad range of challenges
increase the possibilities for intensive cooperation.