Man konnte es in Berlin beobachten. Als der Economist im Sommer 2013 in einer aufwendigen Titelgeschichte Deutschland als „zögerlichen Hegemon“ bezeichnete, fühlte sich die deutsche Außenpolitik seltsam geschmeichelt. Natürlich wurde in offiziellen Reaktionen die Assoziation zwischen Deutschland und „Hegemon“ als nicht passend zu einer „Kultur der Zurückhaltung“ (Guido Westerwelle) zurückgewiesen. Aber in vielen Hintergrundgesprächen schwang …Read More

Miles’ Law of Administration, “Where you stand depends on where you sit“, seems to take a new twist when it comes to the EU’s Enlargement policy. Given the physical relocation of the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Enlargement from a central location to a spot at the fringes of the city’s EU quarter, one might …Read More

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 with the United …Read More

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 away from nuclear …Read More

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 originally appeared in …Read More

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