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 and Security, a …Read More

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 the future of …Read More

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 the European Union …Read More

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 to GMOs, including …Read More

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 M. Mutschler, Brittany …Read More

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. It was in …Read More

Issues and Key Perspectives at the Start of the Negotiations On July 8, 2013, the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began in Washington, DC. This marks the start for trade and investment liberalization that could generate considerable benefits for both the U.S. and the EU. Within the European Union, Germany, as …Read More

What does Germany want? Almost four years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, many Europeans still ask themselves this very question. In a recent interview with the German weekly Der Spiegel, Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed to suggest that a further transfer of sovereignty from member states to Brussels is not needed and that the …Read More

In an interview with Spiegel on Monday, Angela Merkel discussed Germany’s role in light of the crisis and the path for future growth and cooperation in Europe. The talk covered pressing issues in the realm of European governance, such as the role of the European Commission, transparency in both Germany and the EU, and the …Read More

The views expressed in this essay are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of AICGS or any other affiliated organizations. Introduction In mid-June 2013, the EU member states will decide whether they intend to open negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States. While all …Read More