Dr. Dieter Dettke

Dr. Dieter Dettke is currently Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University teaching a course on “Europe and Russia: The New Security Dynamics and the Atlantic Alliance” in the summer of 2011 and a course on “The Politics of European Security” in the fall at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies. He will also teach a course on “US/European Relations” at the BMW Center for German and European Studies in the fall of 2011.

Dr. Dettke served as the U.S. Representative and Executive Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Washington from 1985 until 2006 managing a comprehensive program of Transatlantic cooperation.

In 2006 he joined the German Marshall Fund of the United States as a Transatlantic Fellow and from September 2006 to June 2007 he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His most recent book is “Germany Says ‘No’: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy,” published by theWoodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press, Washington D.C. and Baltimore, 2009.

Dr. Dettke is a foreign and security policy specialist, author and editor of numerous publications on German, European, and U.S. foreign and security issues.

He studied Law and Political Science in Bonn and Berlin, Germany and Strasbourg, France and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1967/68.

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The SPD’s Electoral Dilemmas

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AICGS Senior Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Dieter Dettke, Professor at Georgetown University, takes a look at the SPD’s standing before the election and discusses the party’s outlook in the immediate and long-term future, including the possibility of a ‘united left.’ Dr. Dettke says that while the specter of a red-red-green coalition in Berlin looms large, based on the current German electoral system it is unlikely that the SPD and Die Linke will ever unite.