The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the 2016-2017 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with …Read More

Those who can build effective bridges between Islam and the West are rare. Navid Kermani is one. He has a unique command of German literature which, combined with his Iranian family background, has allowed him to identify common denominators marking a centuries-old dialogue between Islamic and German-language literature. In his latest book, he explores those …Read More

In Washington, DC, one signal that a presidential election year is around the corner is the appearance of books pitching all kinds of ideas for the next president to consider after the election. Ian Bremmer has added to this list with his new book Superpower – Three Choices for America’s Role in the World. Bremmer …Read More

Days after the announcement of the historic nuclear deal with Iran, German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel found himself in Tehran, with a delegation of German business leaders. Like many other European countries, Germany sees tremendous growth potential in Iran in the post-sanction era. That means more business for …Read More

At the beginning of June, current Egyptian President and former General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visited Berlin at the invitation of the Merkel government. This meeting was part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the relationship between Egypt and Germany by finalizing a deal between the German company Siemens and the city of Cairo. El-Sisi is …Read More

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 vote. After decades of activism and litigation, the Court recognized that same-sex couples cannot be denied marriage under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. The same debate that …Read More

We are proud to announce that AICGS has recently received the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that AICGS adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of …Read More

After over three decades in the world of intelligence services, Michael Morell’s personal biography of his career at the CIA offers some insights about how that secretive world looks from inside. He focuses on several cases to illustrate how he evaluates successes and failures along the way. The 9/11 experience, the invasion of Iraq, Bengazi, …Read More

AICGS President Jack Janes answers questions from Industrie und Handelskammer Reutlingen and gives insights about the state of German-U.S. relations amid NSA surveillance debate and the TTP negotiation. Read the Interview here.

In early March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Japan, her first trip to the country in seven years. She met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss climate change, terrorism, and free trade ahead of this summer’s G-7 economic summit. She mostly followed the anticipated script, including innocuous photo ops at stopovers like the National …Read More

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