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Te German Marshall Fund o the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institu-tion dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlanticand global issues. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by conven-ing leaders and members o the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlan-tic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to oster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. Inaddition, GMF supports a number o initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gi rom Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides o the Atlantic. Inaddition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven oces in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara,Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, urin, and Stockholm.
About the Wider Atlantic Program
Tis report was prepared or GMF’s Wider Atlantic program, a research and convening partnership o GMF and Morocco’sOCP Foundation. Te program explores the north-south and south-south dimensions o transatlantic relations, includingthe role o Arica and Latin America, and issues afecting the Atlantic basin as a whole.
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Oil platorm construction site at Walvis Bay harbor, Namibia. © Mlenny Photography