AICGS is delighted to announce that Tim Büthe, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University and Senior Fellow of the Duke Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, received the 2012 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies.  This award was presented to Professor Büthe by …Read More

This report entitled Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe, originally published by Notre Europe, explores the steps that lie ahead for Europe, specifically the euro zone area, to help get their fiscal house in order. From the introduction of a banking union to implementing the necessary measures for truly completing the …Read More

Just a few days before the next European Union summit in Brussels begins, it is time to lower expectations. This will not be one of those gatherings that lends itself to be branded as a make or break moment for the euro zone. Those who expect the summit to include a Spanish bailout request, a …Read More

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is recognition of the progress made over the past sixty years on a continent once rife with war and conflict.  That former enemies were able to form new ties, institutionalize relations, and cede aspects of their sovereignty to a supranational organization is striking.  Throughout the …Read More

With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, AICGS takes a look at what some of Europe’s leaders are saying about the meaning of the award at this time, as well as what the award could mean for Europe as its struggles to right its financial ship.   From Senior …Read More

At a recent luncheon event in Washington DC, I was reminded of how fragile the western economy is. A president of one of the 12 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks warned his audience that, “if the FED is the only game in town, we will end up with Weimar or Argentina.” And on Wednesday this week, …Read More