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.

AICGS Notizen Daily: April 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.

Russia’s New Challenge to Europe

As it becomes clear that Russia is forging a new geopolitical landscape in Eastern Europe, Europe and the United States have grappled with the question of their response to this unexpected development. AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Ulrich Speck argues that the West must first accept that, despite two decades spent with open arms,… Read more >

German/U.S. Data Transfers: Crucial for Both Economies, Difficult to Regain Trust

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There has been a heated transatlantic debate on cyber issues since Edward Snowden’s release of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents last year that described various surveillance activities, including the collection of information from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone. These revelations have strained the relationship between the two countries and have sparked… Read more >

Germany, the Ukraine Crisis, and the Future of Euro-Atlantic Security

Apr 29 Register

Please join the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program on April 29 from 4:30-6:00pm for a workshop on the escalating crisis in Ukraine and NATO’s reaction. A focus will be on the critical role of Germany on shaping Europe’s response to this challenge. Dr. Gale Mattox will moderate the workshop with Dr. Hannes Adomeit and Dr. Markus Kaim.

AICGS Notizen Daily: April 17, 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: April 16, 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.

The End of Innocence. The 9/11 Generation in Germany and the United States

How can we explain the idea that the September 11 attacks generated a new generation in Germany? We know that there is a 9/11 generation in the United States. They are characterized by a willingness to serve in the military, homeland security, and the intelligence services. This is unlike the Vietnam generation…. Read more >

What is at Stake in Ukraine

The next steps in dealing with the crisis in Ukraine will be as much of a challenge for Europe and the United States as they are for Russia and Ukraine. The stakes are high on both sides of this confrontation, which at the moment seems to offer few safe exits. In their… Read more >

Putin’s Predicament: What is to be done?

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Vladimir Putin is tracking another Vladimir—this one with the last name Lenin—who published a pamphlet in 1902 called “What Is to Be Done: Burning Questions of Our Movement.” That Vladimir was laying out the need to form a Marxist vanguard to convince Russia’s workers to follow him and the party. One hundred… Read more >

Outgunned and Without Friends: If Russia Attacks Openly, Ukraine’s Military Will Be No Match for Putin’s Forces

“To be in this government is to commit political suicide,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk as he became Ukraine’s emergency prime minister seven weeks ago. That was just after Viktor Yanukovych’s riot police had killed more than seventy pro-democracy demonstrators in Kiev in cold blood and the incumbent president had fled to Russia. The… Read more >