Even though Germany and the United States will share their presence—with Ghana and Portugal—in Group G (aka the Group of Death) at the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil, and even though they will play against each other on June 26 in Recife, the tournament’s cultural importance, social significance, emotional involvement and overall ramifications will be …Read More

In the final lead-up to the German elections on September 22, Andrei Markovits and Joesph Klaver look at how Europe features in the campaign.  Although Germany wields immense economic power in Europe, a discussion of the effects of Germany’s policies on its European neighbors has been missing in the debate.  This article originally appeared in …Read More

Writing on the post-electoral scramble to form a governing coalition in the Huffington Post on September 9, Dr. Andrei Markovits and Joseph Klaver find this year’s election process “another boring ingredient in Germany’s competent governance.”  They are also the authors of AICGS German-American Issues 14: “Tally of the Greens’ Impact on the Federal Republic of Germany’s …Read More

As we look to the German federal elections in 2013, AICGS’ newest publication considers three decades of a changing political landscape with the emergence of the Green Party. Andrei Markovits and Joseph Klaver examine the central issues within the party, and within German politics. The authors discuss how the Green Party built its “brand” and, …Read More