The Strategy Group is part of the larger Geoeconomics Project that AICGS has launched this month in order to help shape transatlantic policy development on the role of international economic engagement as a new U.S. President takes office and Germany exercises the Presidency of the G20. You can find more information about the project here. …Read More

The hometown Washington Redskins may have just missed making it to the playoffs of the National Football League championships this season. But they showed once again how important a strong offense is to success, especially when the team’s defense is not performing at a world-class level. What is true for professional sports also holds for …Read More

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German unification, author Rita Kuczynski, who experienced life in both East and West Germany before the reunification, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to share her experience of the changes and transitions that unification brought from the perspective of an ordinary citizen, an intellectual, and …Read More

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of German unification, Richard Fisher, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and an AICGS Trustee, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to share his views of Germany’s evolved leadership role in Europe and the importance of maintaining a strong German-American relationship to navigate challenges …Read More

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German unification, AICGS Trustee Julianne Smith, Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies, reflects on Germany’s path to a new leadership role in European and global affairs and emphasizes the need for Germany and the United States to work together to shape the future of international institutions …Read More

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of German Unity, Dr. William Gray, the winner of this year’s DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in the field of Politics and International Relations, shares his assessment of the evolution of Germany’s leadership in Europe and the maturing of German-U.S. relations in global affairs.

In Washington, DC, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of German unity, Theo Waigel, former German Federal Minister of Finance, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes for a conversation on Germany’s new leadership role in Europe and its accomplishments, as well as its challenges, including the euro crisis, the refugee crisis, and Russian aggression, …Read More

Marking the 25th anniversary of German unity, Ambassador John Emerson joins AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss a unified Germany’s new role in Europe and the world. The ambassador highlights Germany’s increasing willingness to lead in international affairs and stresses the need for the post-unity generation in Germany and the U.S. to strengthen German-U.S. …Read More

Eight months after the Berlin Wall came down, Deutsche Bank returned to Eastern Germany. Our bank was founded in Berlin in 1870, but Soviet forces had closed all our branches in their zone of occupation following World War II.

Those who remember the heady days of 1989 in Europe will recall a breathtakingly fast pace of change. The chain of events in Eastern Europe seemed like a volcanic eruption of citizens and governments—an eruption that would change the contours of the continent in ways many had hoped for, but few expected in their lifetimes. In retrospect, it was in large measure set in motion by ordinary citizens who changed the course of history. The ripples of those days are still being felt today—a quarter of a century later.

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