At a time when many people both inside and outside the U.S. are struggling to understand the dynamics of the presidential campaign and its rhetoric this year, Paul Pillar offers some insights in his new book Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception. The focus of his study is on the …Read More

In his recent essay in Global Affairs, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Gunther Hellmann explores how Germany, given its central role in Europe and the EU, looks at its environment and how the world looks back. He discusses how Germany’s power, place, and ambition might be described from different angles: a “structural” interpretation of the EU/Europe’s setting; how …Read More

The domestic political disquiet over the refugees since the March 13 state elections in Germany has not subsided. On the contrary, the debate about German identity and the chancellor’s governance has grown more intense. Chancellor Merkel has upset Germany’s European partners. They are wary of her curious mixture of profound ethics paired with determined self-assurance …Read More

In his essay for LSE IDEAS’ Special Report “New Challenges, New Voices: Next Generation Viewpoints on Transatlantic Relations,” AICGS Senior Research Associate Parke Nicholson offers his views on the future of the transatlantic relationship. Many fear the transatlantic partnership is drifting apart. Disputes over policy, privacy, and security make it seem like the community of …Read More

The world of cybersecurity is a complicated maze of technology, politics, and policy, a constant competition among those who would harness all of them for good and/or ill. It is also a world in which the search for command and control runs faster than the capacity of governments to keep up. Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory: …Read More

Yoshibumi Wakamiya (1948-2016), prize-winning Japanese journalist and author who worked throughout a long and distinguished career to promote reconciliation between Japan and its neighbors, passed away on April 27 in Beijing, where he had been participating in track two dialogues on Northeast Asian historical problems. In February 2011, Wakamiya gave a keynote address at a …Read More