On the occasion of the death of Roman Herzog, Germany’s seventh federal president (1994-1999), we are pleased to present this volume of speeches AICGS published in 1997 during a visit of President Herzog to Washington in July of that year.  The introduction to this volume was written by Dr. Steven Muller, former President of Johns …Read More

Military and civilian reconstruction engagement in Afghanistan has had a significant impact on U.S.-German relations. Whilst the United States and overall NATO engagements have received much attention in international media and scholarly debate, the German contribution has arguably been somewhat downplayed and, at times, negatively criticized. The criticism was perhaps justified in the early stages …Read More

In Memory of Steven Muller Former President of Johns Hopkins University and Co-Chairman of AICGS Steven Muller died on January 19, 2013. He left behind a rich tapestry of accomplishments and many friends worldwide. In 2004 AICGS published a testimonial to Steve and we present it again here in honor of a man whose leadership …Read More

Diese Studio kam zu folgenden Ergebnissen: Die Euro Krise und die Große Rezession haben dazu beigetragen, dass Deutschland eine höhere Aufmerksamkeit als in der Vergangenheit durch die US-Medien und Politik erhält. Innerhalb Europas wird darüber diskutiert, ob Deutschland als führendes Exportland von der Einführung des Euro profitiert und die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Peripherie zerstört hat, oder, …Read More

Diese Veröffentlichung im Rahmen des von der Bundesregierung finanzierten ERP Programms bildet den Abschluss des gemeinsam mit BIGS durchgeführten Projekts „The End of the Years of Plenty“  und untersucht die Position Deutschlands in der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise. Die beiden Autoren, Tim Stuchtey und Chase Gummer, erklären warum ohne ein Verständnis des Ordoliberalisms – das intellektuelle …Read More

German and American responses to the economic crisis have varied since 2008. The Executive Summary to analysis by Tim Stuchtey, S. Chase Gummer, and Jacob Funk Kirkegaard highlights the main reasons for their differences and the outcomes of the two countries’ policies.

The annual meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) in November 2011 presented an opportunity for German and American policymakers  to make progress on their efforts at greater trade integration.  This Issue Brief gives an overview of the EU and the U.S.’ trade agendas and looks at how greater transatlantic cooperation can benefit the conclusion …Read More

In a globalized world, domestic politics no longer stop at the water’s edge, as transnational actors have emerged who push beyond existing borders. Some are driven by hybrid identities that reach beyond the contours of the nation-state. These ethnic interest groups represent immigrants and pursue a particular interest in foreign policy toward their country of …Read More

Watching the daily lives of Korean Americans, one thing stands out: the way they live. Korean Americans are distinct, from the wrapping paper they use at dry cleaners, their supermarkets, their senior citizens associations, Korean restaurants, or even the inside of their
cars. The reason for Korean Americans’ distinction is Dokdo, a small group of islets between
Korea and Japan. Wherever there are Korean Americans you will find objects or people related to Dokdo. That does not mean, however, that Korean Americans are obsessed with
it …

In the growing scholarly discussion on reconciliation after violent conflicts, compensation
payments to former victims are described as a fundamental tool besides apologies, truth
commissions, or trials. Germany’s confrontation with its Nazi past is generally considered
a role model. Even if there is no consensus about a definition, “reconciliation” can be described as a process that offers former enemies a way to a shared future. The aim is to
overcome the past, but not to forget it …

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