AICGS Notizen, the Institute's featured blog, tracks current events in the transatlantic community. It seeks to provide quick hitting commentaries and analysis from a wide array of policy experts on how these events may shape decisions made in both Europe and the United States.

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics German banks exploited a legal loophole that allowed two parties to claim ownership of the same shares. (Reuters) Volkswagen shareholders air grievances at their annual meeting. Management bonuses, sagging profits and an emissions scandal have all caused the company’s stock to plunge. …Read More

Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, undertook what was, perhaps, her final state visit last year. Of all the places she could have traveled to, she chose Germany, the de facto leader of Europe. The three-day tour was filled with reminders of U.K.-German relations—a lecture on their shared history by the popular historian Neil …Read More

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics The prospect of Britons voting to leave the EU next week fueled global market upheaval on Tuesday, with investors rushing for safety and sending the UK currency and stocks to their lowest levels in months. (Financial Times) A vote to leave the …Read More

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Progressing in the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is proceeding with the conversion of their diesel-powered vehicles. (FAZ) Yields in the Eurozone corporate bond market have hit new lows as the European Central Bank enters as a giant buyer. The ECB is forecasted to …Read More

In an interview with the Göttinger Institut für Demokratieforschung published on June 9, 2016, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes discusses the state of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, its potential implications on U.S. foreign policy, and German-American relations in a rapidly changing world. Watch the interview here.

The war in Afghanistan is notable for two major things: it is the longest war in American history, and it has enjoyed as many accomplishments as it has been beset by disappointments. The lessons learned may take far longer than the war itself…whenever and however it is defined as over. Coalition Challenges in Afghanistan (Gale Mattox …Read More

Jeder Vortrag, jeder Artikel fängt heutzutage mit demselben Satz an: Es geht der Wirtschaft eigentlich sehr gut. Von der Krise fast erholt. Handel und Technologie florieren. ABER   die Menschen sind unzufrieden und die Politiker sind Ratlos. Löhne stagnieren, Arbeitsplätze werden vernichtet, internationale Konkurrenz wird immer bedrohlicher. Man wird damit in den USA, in Deutschland und …Read More

Conflicts around the globe—especially those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia—are forcing millions to leave their homes in search of a safer, productive life in a new community. The United States and Germany rank first and second in the number of foreign-born persons residing within their borders, with both experiencing increased migration over the past …Read More

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics A press conference between Airbus and the Heinrich Boll Foundation was held to discuss how to make flying more environmentally friendly. (WIWO) Germany is seeking an alternative to a Chinese takeover of robot maker Kuka. The economics ministry is working on putting …Read More

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) calls for DAAD Centers Conference in Washington in December as well as a year-long course of lectures and activities accompanying Master and Ph.D. studies in the field of European Studies, which includes travel fellowships to three meetings in Germany, Hungary and France. Please find the details of these opportunities …Read More

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