These remarks given by Richard W. Fisher at the recent “State of the West” Symposium at Stanford University take a look at the economic situation of the Western United States, specifically addressing the downturn in economic viability currently taking place in the U.S. state of California. By comparing some of the policies carried out in …Read More

In this recent analysis originally published by the European Council on Foreign Relations, Ulrich Speck examines British membership in the European Union. Due to the mounting uncertainty surrounding the common currency, which has also called the continent’s economic future into question, many in Britain are calling for an end to UK membership in the union. …Read More

An excerpt from the original publication with the London School of Economics: “Serbia was awarded EU candidacy status at the beginning of this year. Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Alexander Wochnik write that while recognition of Kosovo’s independence is not a formal requirement for Serbia’s membership of the EU, the ruling Serbian Renewal Party has used the Kosovo …Read More

This recent analysis by Kris Bledowski maps out the political risk present throughout Europe as the financial crisis continues its grip on the continent. By examining several factors, such as rising euro skepticism throughout the population or social discontent, Mr. Bledowski lays out the political risk landscape in the members of the euro zone. Kris Bledowski, …Read More

Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, does not mince words. Speaking before a German audience in Berlin, the German politician says that it is time to wake up and face reality: “It has become acceptable to accuse all Southern Europeans of being lazy, it has become acceptable to show German politicians dressed up …Read More

This recent analysis from David Marsh, Co-Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and frequent AICGS participant, takes a look at what we might expect for relations between Europe and the United States following the re-election of President Barack Obama. Could President Obama now take a stronger stand towards Europe’s leaders as they …Read More

With the presidential election come and gone the time has come to speculate about its potential impact on the transatlantic relationship. Today, the Brookings Institute hosted an interesting panel discussion on this very subject entitled “The Next U.S. President and Europe: Thriving Together or Withering Apart?” Here are some of the key points made by …Read More

DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf has recently published a book entitled Die EU und Bosnien-Herzegowina. A short description of the book: Bosnia and Herzegovina still represents a major challenge for the European Union’s foreign policy. In the framework of its enlargement policy and the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has in the past …Read More

This essay by Josef Joffe, which originally appeared in Commentary Magazine, examines the shift in U.S. foreign policy away from the European theater. Specifically, Dr. Joffe takes a look at the rapidly dwindling U.S. military presence in Europe as it ramps up its ‘pivot’ to Asia and the Middle East, areas now seen as the …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce that Chairman of the Board Jacques Brand has been appointed CEO of North America for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Brand will also be joining the Group Executive Committee. Jacques, who joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 in New York, has a track-record of outstanding results and most recently was the Global Head of …Read More

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