With the EU accepting its Peace and Reconciliation Nobel Prize, it is worth a look at an example of the EU using its reconciliation experience, specifically in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This essay by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program, entitled From Internal Reconciliation to External Reconciliation? … Read more >
Since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the U.S. and Europe have shared a common interest to foster stability in the western Balkans region and to support the country’s progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration. This, however, overshadows the fact that there are some issues on which the U.S. and the… Read more >
AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Christian Tuschhoff examines the opposing viewpoints toward Germany in the context of its role in the European Union and NATO. Many partner nations are criticizing Germany for putting its national interests above common goals. According to Dr. Tuschhoff, Germany must do more to assuage these partner nations’ concerns.
The initial German media reaction to Francois Hollande’s election in France has been a mixture of caution, concern and criticism. Hollande’s first trip as President to Berlin next week is being billed as a showdown with Chancellor Merkel, with battle lines drawn over German and French arguments over how to restore growth… Read more >
Ms. Künzel is an AICGS Visiting Fellow in May 2012 working on a project entitled, ‘‘The support for the USA by the EU member states in the Iraq crisis 2003,” an analysis of comparative foreign and security policy. After September 11, 2001, when ‘‘rogue nations“ like Iraq came into the focus of… Read more >
Many thought the Arab Spring would be a turning point not only across the Middle East region, but also in relations with its neighbors. Rana Deep Islam argues that the time is ripe for greater EU-Turkey cooperation in addressing ongoing risks — including international terrorism, the spread of WMD, and organized crime. … Read more >
In this report, Oliver Wieck proposes a new impetus to overcome the ongoing deadlock in the WTO Doha negotiations. German industry has a huge interest in a strong multilateral trading system with bilateral free trade agreements offering additional market opening. The recent initiative between the EU and the USA to intensify the economic ties could not only boost genuine transatlantic market opening but should also set a clear signal to the new economic powers like China, Brasil and India to join the “Club of Free Traders”.
While the aviation sector had been exempt from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), in January 2012 the EU ETS will be expanded to fully include international flights arriving at or departing from an EU airport. This AICGS Spotlight provides background information on the issue, implications for Germany, the United States, and transatlantic relations as well as potential future development.
Dr. Stephen F. Szabo is the Executive Director of the Transatlantic Academy (TA). As Executive Director, Dr. Szabo works with the partners of the TA to shape the research content of each term, to assist in the recruitment and selection of Fellows and to manage the Academy. Prior to joining GMF, Dr…. Read more >
On June 22, 2011, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted a seminar with DAAD/AICGS Fellow Rana Deep Islam on “The Politics of Dilemma – Turkish-European Approaches Toward Syria.” The seminar was supported by a generous grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The idea of Turkey as a… Read more >