Economic and financial market risks; the consequences of climate change, terrorism, and organized crime; supply security of energy and raw materials; the increase of cybercrime; and the vulnerability of critical infrastructure—governments, businesses, and societies face numerous systemic risks. Purely national approaches to cope with these transnational challenges are doomed to fail. In fact, there is a need for international cooperation. The United States and the EU are key players in this context—without the two economic and political heavyweights, systemic risks cannot be handled adequately. Despite the high degree of integration of their economies, sound political relations, and similar vulnerabilities to systemic risks, cooperation between the two partners is often difficult.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich, Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, examines the challenges and agenda for transatlantic relations in this teaser to his recent book entitled The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers.
In this latest installment of the AICGS At Issue Interview Series, Executive Director Jack Janes and AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sit down with Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, former Minister for Economic Affairs and Defense Minister for Germany, to discuss the common challenges facing Germany and the United States in today’s global agenda.
The project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation” analyzes governance of systemic risks in the United States and the EU in three relevant policy fields. Differences and similarities of the transatlantic partners in the four pillars of risk governance—assessment and evaluation of risks, risk management, and risk communication—within the policy fields of economic and financial policy, raw materials policy, and security politics will be identified with the help of case studies (single case studies and comparative analyses). The project is undertaken in cooperation of SWP and AICGS.
Globally-oriented, extended security policies follow patterns of justification that differ from those drawn on by traditional policies of national self-defense. One of the fundamental differences is the fact that ongoing out-of-area missions are related to conflicts that do not threaten the existence of the nation and the democratic state. As long as… Read more >
Dr. Ulf von Krause discusses how internal risk communication in the Bundeswehr has evolved from the Balkan wars to today.