Against the backdrop of the continuing refugee crisis in Europe, Josef Janning, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss how Germany can manage the crisis with its European partners. Mr. Janning suggests that, lacking a broad consensus within the …Read More

In this article from the Berlin Policy Journal, AICGS Trustee Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger calls for Europe to demonstrate its leadership and a common foreign policy in ending the civil war in Syria. Now that Germany has decided to contribute to anti-IS operations in Syria, the key question is how to end the Syrian civil war, …Read More

Last fall at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board at Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz, and recipient of the 2015 Global Leadership Award abruptly interrupted his speech on the future of automobiles to discuss a more pressing current issue: the hundreds of thousands of displaced refugees arriving in Germany …Read More

2015 did not end well for President Obama. 2016 did not begin well for Chancellor Merkel. But they will both face even more serious challenges in the new year. For Obama, it is his final year in the White House. For Merkel, it could help determine whether she will have several more years in the …Read More

In this At Issue interview, Matthias Matthijs, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS in Washington, D.C., sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss the leadership Germany has assumed in response to the euro crisis, security challenges on its eastern border, and the massive influx of refugees. Professot Matthijs suggests that …Read More

In this At Issue Interview, Klaus Scharioth, former Ambassador of Germany to the United States, summarizes the lessons learned for Germany during its decade-long mission in Afghanistan, which offers a blueprint for the country’s future engagement in crisis management and peace-keeping. Ambassador Scharioth also discusses the on-going refugee crisis in Germany and suggests that good …Read More

In this At Issue Interview, Alexander Radwan, a CSU politician and member of the German Bundestag, discusses the current crises and challenges facing Germany and Europe, including the Greek crisis and unprecedented influx of refugees. Mr. Radwan suggests that a stronger and more powerful EU is needed to address these challenges effectively and politicians around …Read More

Reflecting on recent crisis in Europe as well as around the world, Dr. Felix Berenskoetter recalls the evolution of German power and influence since WWII and suggests that Germany is continuing to adapt to its new leadership position to satisfy its responsibilities and meet new challenges.

Former German ambassador to the United States and Head of Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger sums up the legacy of the German unification which brought peace and security to the European neighbourhood and urges that Germany needs to work towards strengthening the European Union in the future.

Deutschland ist zum Vorreiter in Europa geworden: zu einer Führungsmacht, die ihre Legitimität aus dem Engagement für ein zivilisiertes Miteinander zieht. Daraus erklärt sich auch die bisherige Gefolgschaft anderer europäischer Länder: aus dem Vertrauen heraus, dass Deutschland verantwortungsvoll Prinzipien verteidigt, und nicht nur Eigeninteressen. The article originally appeared in the November/December issue of Internationale Politik. …Read More

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