Klaus Dieter Frankenberger is currently foreign editor of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung which editorial staff he joined in September 1986. He will be in residence with the Transatlantic Academy from March 1-31. His writings deal especially with the United States, European, transatlantic, and international politics. Prior to his positions at the Frankfurter Allgemeine, he was a congressional fellow and served as assistant to a member of Congress in 1985 and 1986, taking thereby a closer look on the political decision-making process of the United States. Frankenberger’s previous academic activities include research positions at the Center for North American Studies in Frankfurt/Main and a Marshall-Fellowship at Harvard University in 1990.