Foreign & Domestic Policy Program

Explores the factors shaping important foreign and domestic policy debates in the United States, Germany, and Europe as they pertain to German-American relations. The Foreign & Domestic Policy Program includes analysis of International Security Issues concentrating on projects assessing risk in transatlantic relations, including risk identification, risk management, and risk communication. The program attempts to gain insight into appropriate reactions and responses to a variety of transatlantic challenges, including financial, security and defense, climate, immigration, and terrorism. Under the topic Energy and Climate Policy it examines European energy security and energy strategies for the future.

Germany’s Economic Renaissance, Jack Ewing

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How did Germany do it? How did it steer through the economic storms of the last several years and come out stronger than before? What is the secret of a country with high labor and energy costs in maneuvering successfully in global competition? Jack Ewing takes a crack at answering those questions… Read more >

Beyond Sanctions: The Ukraine Crisis as Demonstration of Power and Purpose

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This week in Germany was not like last week. This week, both the popular mood as well as the political messages sent signals that Germans have had enough from Vladimir Putin. This week, the political leadership in Berlin across party lines, the voices of industry, and the polls said that they were… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 28, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 24, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 23, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Der Fall Amerika, Manfred Henningsen

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Amid the tensions between Germany and the United States over the NSA’s surveillance, worries arise about a growing wave of animosity among Germans toward America. The contrast with the early idolization of President Barack Obama and the current mood is evident in German public opinion polls. Yet, snapshots taken in polls do… Read more >

Of Spycraft and Statecraft

Why spy on Berlin, when parliamentarians and journalists regularly spill the beans? Asking this question, frequent AICGS contributor and Trustee Dr. Joe Joffe details the perceptions and realities of the German-American friendship during further revelations of surveillance. Read Essay

Privacy and Power: A Reflection on the German-American Intelligence Crisis

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The Germans are angry. They have been simmering since Edward Snowden’s disclosures last summer revealed the startling extent of American intelligence-gathering and data-collection activities in Europe. Now they are boiling-over. The discovery, in the last few days, of paid American informants in the German Federal Intelligence Service and the Ministry of Defense,… Read more >

No Fear of International Responsibility

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Rana Deep Islam, an AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, co-authors this in-depth analysis of the state of German foreign policy. After calls for increased engagement from Germany’s policy elite, it is time for a wide-spread debate. Summary: The German government is confronted with the new situation that its neighbors are worried by Germany’s reserved… Read more >

20th Annual Global Leadership Award Dinner

Dec 15 Register

Please consider sponsoring a table or seat at the 20th Annual AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner on Monday, December 15, 2014 in NYC. This year we will honor Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO) at a gala dinner. The dinner will be preceded by the third Annual AICGS Symposium.