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The Trouble with Drones: A Brief Overview of Problems Surrounding German Drone Usage and Armament.

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Drone technology has come to the forefront of defining modern and future warfare, helped in part by its efficiency in ongoing American military campaigns. But compared to the United States, German drone capabilities are abysmally low, stymied by a combined lack of drone production experience/capability as well as anti-drone feelings pervasive in… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: June 5, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: June 4, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Europäische Friedensordnung: Sicherheit mit Russland und Sicherheit vor Russland

Der Westen im Allgemeinen und die Bundesregierung im Besonderen hätten sich in den vergangenen Jahren mehr um eine Vertiefung der Zusammenarbeit mit Russland bemühen sollen. Dieses Versäumnis wollten die Sozialdemokraten bei ihrem Regierungseintritt korrigieren: In Anknüpfung an das von ihm entwickelte Konzept der Modernisierungspartnerschaft, wollte Außenminister Steinmeier gleich zu Beginn seiner Amtszeit… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: June 2, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: May 29, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The Cycles of Decline: Addressing the Political Backlash in Europe

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Following the European Union elections, the main conclusion seems to be that bashing Brussels is a mobilizing force on both the left and the right and that national governments around the continent are in for even more turbulent times. That limits expectations for a more coherent, proactive, and integrated EU in the… Read more >

Why Putin Fears Ukraine

An eon ago, when the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union imploded, the Kremlin still feared Germany. Its angst was anachronistic, but useful. Today President Vladimir Putin fears Ukraine. The angst is premature, and at this stage pernicious. The contrast is instructive. In his time, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev still thought… Read more >

The EU Elections: The Evolution of an Electorate

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After India, the European Union is the second largest democracy in the world, with 400 million people entitled to vote. While India just finished its several-weeks-long election process, many Europeans will cast their votes on one Sunday, May 25. By all projections, around 40 percent of the electorate will actually turn out… Read more >

EU Membership for Turkey: Endless Negotiations?

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More than ten years after the EU initiated negotiations for Turkey’s EU membership, the country remains locked in negotiations, with economic concerns, human rights, and the Cyprus issue looming large. Turkey is an essential country in the West’s relations with the Middle East and is a key NATO ally.  Germany, as a… Read more >