Robert Coe is a full-time intern at AICGS during Spring 2014, where his duties include writing the AICGS Notizen Daily, assisting with the contact database, summarizing AICGS events, and contributing to the AICGS Notizen Blog. He is particularly interested in the Foreign and Domestic Policy Program at AICGS.

Mr. Coe double majored in Political Science and German Linguistics at Michigan State University, recently graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2013. Mr. Coe spent his junior year studying abroad in Freiburg im Breisgau, taking classes at Albert-Ludwigs Universität. A bilingual speaker, he hopes to channel his education into the field of international relations.

In a sweeping parliamentary vote, President Viktor Yanukovych has been impeached from office and has fled Kiev, presumably to eastern Ukraine. He is believed to be in Kharkiv, approximately 300 miles from the capital. Hopefully, these are the final events of what has been a costly uprising to redefine the Ukrainian government. Both domestic policy and foreign relations have been a …Read More

The recent vote by workers in a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee to decline representation by the United Auto Workers union (UAW) highlights the differences in labor policies between the United States and Germany. With American union membership on the decline, this was the first time that the UAW attempted to represent workers in a …Read More

In Germany, the unemployment rate today is lower than it was at the beginning of the recession in 2008. The country has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU—around 5.2 percent, if you believe Google. What is particularly remarkable about Germany’s unemployment rate is how much the youth contribute to these favorable statistics. …Read More