Appearing originally at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Europe, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes’ article provides a birds-eye perspective on the future of the German-American partnership. Expect business as usual for the foreseeable future.

In this recent essay, frequent AICGS contributor and Peterson Institute for International Economics Senior Fellow Dr. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard highlights the general consensus on economic policy issues that matter to Germany’s European partners.

On Election Day in Germany, German voters will have little to decide in terms of substance. The best one can expect is a ratification of the status quo. Change is not in the air. On the contrary, Germany lost clout abroad by remaining on the sidelines of almost every international issue, with the exception of …Read More

In AICGS’ ongoing elections coverage, Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt argues that 9/22 will join 11/9 and 9/11 as a turning point in German-American and Transatlantic relations. Free trade, global governance, and the middle east each have major impending developments.

Despite the ongoing electoral campaign and fiscal crisis, Berlin is “weirdly detached” during the summer break. In this commentary, AICGS Non-Resident Scholar Almut Möller discusses this phenomenon and the latest developments’ impact on the election.

The consensus on foreign policy in Germany is unlikely to change following the elections on September 22. While German leaders are reluctant to use the country’s economic power or take the initiative on issues like Syria or a banking union, they remain committed to strengthening both Europe and transatlantic relations. These and other foreign, domestic, and economic issues were discussed at an event organized by the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program and the Brookings Institution Center on U.S. and Europe.

With only slightly more than a month left before Germans go to the polls to elect a new Bundestag, the mood across Europe seems to be shifting from decidedly gloomy to tentatively hopeful. The string of recent economic data, suggesting that the worst may indeed be over, will help Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chances to retain …Read More

Was ist am Herbst 2013 besonders interessant? Dass wir am 22. September den Bundestag und den Landtag von Hessen wählen und am 15. September den Landtag in Bayern. Bei beiden Terminen sind Änderungen in der Regierung nicht ausgeschlossen. Ein völliger Machtwechsel ist allerdings nur in Hessen im Bereich des

What is especially interesting about fall 2013? We are going to elect the German Bundestag and state parliament of Hessen on September 22, and the state parliament of Bavaria on September 15. For both dates, one cannot rule out changes in government, though a complete change of power is

By Alex Racey At her annual summer conference, Chancellor Angela Merkel remained coy on the details surrounding the NSA spy affair. She asserted that the government is taking the necessary steps to get information from Washington, but would not dish out any new details. In addition, she proposed an eight-point data privacy legislation plan. In …Read More

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