Almut Möller has been head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) since 2010. From 2008 to 2010 she lived and worked as a freelance analyst, author, and consultant in London. Between 2002 and 2008 she was a researcher at the… Read more >
Dr. Constance P. Baban is Senior Research Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) in Potsdam and Non-Resident Fellow in the Foreign and Domestic Policy Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Christian Tuschhoff is adjunct professor at the Free University Berlin., political and social science department, where he specializes in topics related to international security.
Alexander Ritzmann is a Political Analyst and Senior Fellow with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) in Brussels, Belgium and a Visiting Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security in Potsdam, Germany. He specializes in Counterterrorism, Political Extremism, and National Security with a focus on European and Transatlantic aspects. Ritzmann… Read more >
Dr. Bowman H. (Bo) Miller teaches graduate courses in globalization and intelligence, conflict and social analysis, European issues, foreign intelligence partnerships, and issues in all-source analysis at the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC. His four decades in U.S. counterintelligence and intelligence began in 1966 as a summer intern linguist at the… Read more >
Gunther Hellmann is Professor of Political Science at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main and Adjunct Professor at the Bologna Center of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is a Principal Investigator and Member of the Board of Directors of the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders.” In… Read more >
Dr. Dieter Dettke is currently Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University teaching a course on “Europe and Russia: The New Security Dynamics and the Atlantic Alliance” in the summer of 2011 and a course on “The Politics of European Security” in the fall at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies. He… Read more >
Kurt Volker, former U.S. ambassador to NATO and a frequent participant in AICGS events, takes a look at the U.S.’ transformation in the ten years since 9/11, showing how the nation has changed its security outlook to finally reach the goal of justice with bin Laden’s killing. Volker argues that while we still have many lessons to learn from those ten years, there might be a light at the end of the long tunnel. This article originally appeared in the May 5, 2011, edition of The Christian Science Monitor.
Despite improvements in the American and European financial markets in 2010, the fiscal crisis in Greece and the continually rising U.S. deficit have caused a decline of trust in the capital markets and have overshadowed any growth in the real economy. Overcoming the recession and returning to a sustainable growth pattern, however, is of paramount importance for the wealth and security of all nations, write AICGS Business & Economics Program Director Dr. Tim Stuchtey and S. Chase Gummer. In Issue Brief #39, Stuchtey and Gummer examine existing global economic imbalances and the impact these imbalances have on international security.
In this Transatlantic Perspectives essay, DAAD/AICGS Fellow Pia Niedermeier writes that Germany has arguably changed policy amid domestic and international constraints and has become an active partner in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan despite prior reservations. Ms. Niedermeier contends that two main challenges remain for German-American relations and Germany’s role in the transatlantic alliance in and beyond this mission – a narrative gap and a strategic gap – which need to be addressed to ensure that all sides are on the same page for future missions.