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Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger on Germany’s Responsibilities in Foreign Policy, Security Cooperation

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jack Janes to talk about Germany’s international responsibility in foreign and security policy. An AICGS Trustee and Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Ambassador Ischinger emphasizes improving domestic and European security governance. Indeed, both existing and proposed institutions must focus on constructive cooperation… Read more >

One Europe, Many Europes

Replete with tough truths, this article by Clemens Wergin, foreign editor of Die Welt, argues that internet-age globalization has brought quick consequences for bad governance. As Europe ages rapidly and shirks foreign policy action, the future of Europe depends on decision-makers’ ability to overcome national obsessions, such as Germany’s economically damaging turn… Read more >

AICGS Notizen Daily: October 9, 2013

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 Virtual Absence of Germany’s Concrete Effects on Europe in the Current Campaign for the Bundestag


In the final lead-up to the German elections on September 22, Andrei Markovits and Joesph Klaver look at how Europe features in the campaign.  Although Germany wields immense economic power in Europe, a discussion of the effects of Germany’s policies on its European neighbors has been missing in the debate.  This article… Read more >

Ghosts of the Habsburg Empire: Lessons for the Euro Zone

Writing in East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, Dr. Stephen G. Gross and Dr. S. Chase Gummer draw on this historical case of a collapsing currency union to caution European leaders on the costs of exiting the euro. Dr. Gummer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society… Read more >

AICGS At Issue Interview: Dr. Michael Heise

Preceding his presentation at the recent AICGS event, entitled “Emerging from the Euro Debt Crisis: Making the Single Currency Work“, Director of the AICGS Business and Economics Program Alexander Privitera sat down with Dr. Michael Heise, Chief Economist at Allianz SE. In this At Issue Interview, Dr. Heise shared his projections for… Read more >

AICGS At Issue Interview: Steve Hadley

In the latest installment of the AICGS At Issue Interview series, Dr. Jackson Janes sits down with Steve Hadley, Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the United States Institute of Peace. Formerly serving as the National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, Mr. Hadley discussed the importance of German leadership for… Read more >

Who’s Afraid of GMOs?: Understanding the Differences in the Regulation of GMOs in the United States and European Union

Regulatory and perceptual considerations of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) divide the United States and European Union; these transatlantic differences, and the series of festering trade disputes they have caused, now threaten the successful resolution of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Solving this issue requires an understanding of American and European approaches… Read more >

Results of the Transatlantic Risk Governance Survey


In this recently published working paper from the project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Project Director and AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner presents the most recent product of this cooperative project between SWP and AICGS. Authored by Julia Howald, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Max… Read more >

TTIP Negotiations: First Round Washington, DC

Background It is easy to be pessimistic about the EU and U.S. negotiations of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Previous initiatives to improve the regulatory cooperation between the EU and the U.S. went nowhere, and recent U.S. spying allegations did not help to put the negotiations up for a good start…. Read more >