Business and Economics Germany Without Angst? That Worries Me. (NYT): I’m starting to worry about the endless flow of good news from Germany. Because what we Germans have done so far was to correct mistakes from the past. What we don’t have, I fear, is a plan for the future. Wall Street Under Threat of Divestiture (SZ): …Read More

Business and Economics Deutsche Bank Predicts the Collapse of the Euro (Die Welt): Deutsche Bank prophesies that the euro zone will experience the greatest flight of capital in history. The world’s largest forex trader expects the euro’s value to drop to $0.95. And it already knows who’s to blame. German Exports Nosedive (FAZ): In August Germany’s exports …Read More

Business and Economics E.C.B. Says Impact of Asset-Buying Plan Will Be ‘Significant,’ but Does Not Detail Size (NYT): The European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.05 percent, as it turned its focus to buying private-sector assets as a way to revive bank lending and pump money into the eurozone economy. ECB …Read More

Business and Economics Gauck advocates trade agreement with Canada (Die Zeit): German President Joachim Gauck has called for better communication of the Ceta trade agreement with Canada. The deal is considered a blueprint for the TTIP treaty with the United States. Alexander Dobrindt: Google defies the social market economy (FAZ): Europe does not want to …Read More

On March 13, 2014, the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program hosted Ambassador John Emerson, the new American Ambassador to Germany, for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS, the discussion considered the interaction of major current events, including the crisis in Ukraine, the efforts in Afghanistan, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the NSA leaks, and the need for a rising generation of leaders with a desire to improve the transatlantic partnership.

In “Das große Missverstehen,” AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes details the disconnect in American and German perspectives on the ongoing scandal over U.S. and European surveillance practices, especially the U.S. National Security Agency programs leaked by former employee Edward Snowden. Published on the second page of the Süddeutsche Zeitung on November 13, 2013, this article …Read More

AICGS held its Second Annual Symposium on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in New York City, immediately following the Global Leadership Award Dinner. The Symposium featured five panels on current economic and business topics related to the elections in the U.S. and Germany, and each panel had a high-level speaker plus respondents drawn from the academic and corporate sectors.

Writing for the ninth issue of Medium Magazine, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes returns to the ongoing, but overshadowed, controversy over NSA surveillance. Edward Snowden has catalyzed the old civil liberties debate by introducing the implications of the digital age. Will this debate last?

On the occasion of the AICGS 30th Anniversary Symposium in Berlin on June 12, 2013, Founding Director, Dr. Gerald Livingston, proposed a set of four core issues for Germany as a global leader. He argues that these issues avoid claims of hegemonic aspirations and therefore, are prime opportunities for whatever German government emerges after the September elections.

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