The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, provided a Berlin insider’s view of the key transatlantic and European economic issues at stake in the German elections – from a Franco-German meeting of the minds on Eurozone reform, to TTIP redux, to the politics of the German trade surplus. Andreas Kluth became editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global in …Read More

President Trump’s first days in the White House has generated chaos and fear with his controversial travel ban targeting seven predominately Muslim Middle Eastern countries. Intended as a swift measure by the new U.S. administration to combat international terrorism, the policy not only sparked fierce debate about its impact, with some experts suggesting the ban serves …Read More

Amid continuing uncertainties after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, AICGS President Jackson Janes sits down with Dr. Werner Hoyer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank, to discuss the path forward for the European project. Although the departure of the UK is a tremendous loss for the …Read More

On the eve of the UK referendum that would decide the country’s membership in the EU, Bruce Stikes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research Center, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss the public sentiment about the EU in domestic and international affairs reflected in recent poll results. Referring to …Read More

In Germany, the process of European integration has altered the balance of power between the executive and the legislature as well as the federal and state levels. This process has by and large worked to the detriment of parliaments and of the “Länder.” However, this balance of power is still forming in the wake of …Read More

AICGS hosts Dr. Markus Ederer, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office. He has been in the German Foreign Service since 1988 and served as the first European Union Ambassador to China. Dr. Ederer will discuss the political scene in the United States and the upcoming elections. He will also discuss the competing ideas debated …Read More

AICGS is pleased to host an informal luncheon with Dr. Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the German Bundesbank. Dr. Dombret will be discussing the economic outlook for 2016 and prospects for growth. Germany remains the backbone of the Euro zone economy with its gross domestic product expanding despite difficult conditions during the …Read More

In this AICGS interview, journalist and writer Peter Ross Range sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss his new book 1924: The Year That Made Hitler. Diving into his pursuit to fill a literary gap in the year that witnessed Adolf Hitler’s final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader, Mr. Range shares …Read More

Against the backdrop of the continuing refugee crisis in Europe, Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss how Germany can manage the crisis with its European partners. Mr. Janning suggests that, lacking a broad consensus within the …Read More

In this At Issue Interview, Klaus Scharioth, former Ambassador of Germany to the United States, summarizes the lessons learned for Germany during its decade-long mission in Afghanistan, which offers a blueprint for the country’s future engagement in crisis management and peace-keeping. Ambassador Scharioth also discusses the on-going refugee crisis in Germany and suggests that good …Read More

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