Improving youth unemployment has always been a priority for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration. On July 3, 2013, the Chancellor called a summit with 18 fellow European leaders and 28 labor ministers to discuss the issue, and the result was a promise of a “youth guarantee” that would pump €8 billion toward programs and funds …Read More

Frequent contributor and participant at AICGS, Dr. Jacob Kirkegaard recently detailed his analysis of summer developments in the euro zone crisis. Connecting developments as diverse as German politicians’ pre- and post-elections intentions and strategic positioning within Mediterranean states’ coalitions, this post

AICGS President, Jackson Janes, has recently been quoted in a number of news articles on cybersecurity and data privacy. From a range of online and print outlets, these pieces detail the ongoing controversy over allegations of surveillance by American, German, and other national intelligence services. AICGS has ongoing coverage and analysis of cybersecurity and data …Read More

AICGS has updated its RSS Feeds to offer you targeted posts from each of our three program areas and a special feed including material on the German parliamentary elections this September. All feeds will feature all current and future posts to the AICGS website in the relevant area. You can find these feeds at our …Read More

Recently, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Russell A. Miller, detailed the “1975 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” and its implications for contemporary surveillance in a lecture at his home Washington and Lee University School of Law. The full text is posted at Verfassungsblog. Prompting an in-depth interview with Der …Read More

In this recently published working paper from the project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Project Director and AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner presents the most recent product of this cooperative project between SWP and AICGS. Authored by Julia Howald, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Max M. Mutschler, Brittany …Read More

Background It is easy to be pessimistic about the EU and U.S. negotiations of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Previous initiatives to improve the regulatory cooperation between the EU and the U.S. went nowhere, and recent U.S. spying allegations did not help to put the negotiations up for a good start. It was in …Read More

On July 2, oil companies claimed a victory in the court case against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule that was finalized in 2010 would have required American companies in the extractive industries to disclose their payments to foreign countries. With this rule, the SEC followed …Read More

This recent Atlantic Memo from AICGS’ partner organization atlantic-community.org, entitled “Thinking Beyond Intervention: A Limited Transatlantic Policy Towards Syria”, presents the findings of atlantic-community.org members’ debates on the transatlantic approach to the ongoing situation in Syria. The memo explains that arming rebels will likely escalate the conflict in Syria, a no-fly zone is too risky …Read More

In light of the upcoming federal elections, recent articles have characterized German chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership as paralyzing to German politics. Discussions on her strategy of “asymmetric demobilization” have resurfaced during this election campaign. How Merkel has dealt with present issues affecting Germany and the European Union met with quite a lot of criticism from …Read More