The last week of August has opened with the usual salvo of news about the debt crisis in Europe. Of course, American public opinion will turn its attention towards the Republican National Convention, a much anticipated speech by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke, and a strengthening storm off the gulf coast. However, …Read More

In this Handelsblatt report, Peter Ross Range takes an in-depth look at the so called “German Model” of economic and political success. Why, amidst all of the negative issues currently surrounding European nations – and for that matter much of the world – does Germany seem to be doing so well?  By speaking to a …Read More

First published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, this article from Karl-Heinz Kamp discusses the effects of four recent economic and geostrategic trends and emphasizes three necessities as NATO moves forward. Predicting an uptick in the strength of transatlantic collective security at the expense of national capabilities, Dr. Kamp identifies the future responsibilities of the United …Read More

While the prospect of religious education in public schools may confound or upset Americans, it is a common aspect of the German education system. In addition to many other major differences between the U.S. and German public schooling, German schools offer Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religion courses for students hoping to infuse their faith into …Read More

On July 31, Deutsche Bank announced that it would cut 1,500 jobs from its investment banking branch. In the weeks leading up to the announcement, the bank found itself confronting a series of hurdles just as the company’s co-chairs settled in. Some of its problems, such as its involvement in the LIBOR scandal, are self-made. …Read More