Explores the factors shaping important foreign and domestic policy debates in the United States, Germany, and Europe as they pertain to German-American relations and the German role in the international arena. The Foreign & Domestic Policy Program includes analysis of International Security Issues. It examines local and national Elections, and the role of Leadership in transatlantic policymaking. The program attempts to gain insight into appropriate reactions and responses to a variety of transatlantic challenges, including security and defense, climate, energy, immigration, intelligence, health care, and terrorism. Under the topic Energy and Climate Policy it examines European energy security and energy strategies for the future.

AICGS president Dr. Jackson Janes sits down with Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes in the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, to discuss his new study on the German Public opinions regarding issues in German-American relations, including security, free trade, and governance.

The AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program; Goethe-Institut Washington; and the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier are pleased to invite you to the following seminar: The Snowden revelations raise pointed questions in the United States and Germany about the future of privacy and security, particularly in light of our thoroughly …Read More

Dr. Gale Mattox sits down with Christoph Bertram, former director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, in the interview to discuss his involvement with the German Foreign Ministry on the Review 2014 and the German foreign policy in general.

Congress is debating the USA FREEDOM Act in the next days. The House approved Representative Jim Sensenbrenner’s version of the law on Wednesday and the Senate is expected to vote on Senator Mike Lee’s companion bill next week. The law requires the American Intelligence Community to fulfill its important mandate within a legal framework of …Read More

As reports emerge about the cooperation between Germany’s intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), and the U.S.’ National Security Agency (NSA), the German government is coming under increasing pressure from the public. According to the opposition party Die Linke, the government made false statements to the Bundestag regarding its findings of attempted industrial espionage by the …Read More

AICGS will hold its second annual “Transatlantic Dialogue of the States, Cities, and Communities” on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. While German-American relations focus mainly on the connections between Berlin and Washington, this dialogue will bring together civic leaders from throughout Germany and the United States to discuss common challenges and innovative programs at the sub-national …Read More

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte sits down with heute.de to discuss the role of Bremen Mayor Jens Böhrnsen in the low voter turnout and explains why the new government will still have a high degree of legitimacy. Read the full interview here.

There is always a unique drama to an election night in Britain, but the events of Thursday, May 7 surprised even the most hardened of British election watchers (see here for a full breakdown of the results). Indeed, if Quentin Tarantino directed results’ nights, then they would probably look like this – ministerial blood everywhere …Read More

In the run up to last week’s UK election, two things seemed extremely clear: (1) the Conservative Party would not be able to secure a majority; but (2) the Conservative Party would be the single largest party. However, the Conservatives have done far better than we and most observers predicted: the numbers currently poll to the …Read More

At an AICGS workshop about Germany’s cultural policies in 1998, Harvard historian Charles Maier summarized his critical observations in one sentence: “Germany is a country that wants to run without a major-league foreign policy which means cultural representation, as well as political—but without the assets of empire, without the asset of Francophonie, without the asset …Read More

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