Former DAAD/AICGS fellow Dr. Dirk Göpffarth of the German Federal Insurance Office in Bonn, Germany and Klaus-Dirk Henke of  the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, recently published a report entitled “The German Central Health Fund—Recent developments in health care financing in Germany” in the journal Health Policy. The report outlines the changes made by a 2009 reform to Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance …Read More

With the EU accepting its Peace and Reconciliation Nobel Prize, it is worth a look at an example of the EU using its reconciliation experience, specifically  in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This essay by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program, entitled From Internal Reconciliation to External Reconciliation?  A Sketch of …Read More

In this recent commentary originally published by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte compares the election strategies of President Obama as he sought a second term and Chancellor Merkel as she fights for a third term next September. Specifically, Prof. Dr. Korte explains how both incumbents use(d) the approach of relying on the voters opting …Read More