President Trump’s first days in the White House has generated chaos and fear with his controversial travel ban targeting seven predominately Muslim Middle Eastern countries. Intended as a swift measure by the new U.S. administration to combat international terrorism, the policy not only sparked fierce debate about its impact, with some experts suggesting the ban serves …Read More

Amid an abundance of views and agendas for the future of American foreign policy in this year’s U.S. presidential campaigns, Professor Michael Mandelbaum, Professor Emeritus at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with AICGS president Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss his recent book Mission Failure: America and the …Read More

Amid continuing uncertainties after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, AICGS President Jackson Janes sits down with Dr. Werner Hoyer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank, to discuss the path forward for the European project. Although the departure of the UK is a tremendous loss for the …Read More

On the eve of the UK referendum that would decide the country’s membership in the EU, Bruce Stikes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research Center, sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss the public sentiment about the EU in domestic and international affairs reflected in recent poll results. Referring to …Read More

Amid increasing concerns on global climate change, Dr. Katja Biedenkopf, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the University of Leuven, discusses the politics of current global climate negotiations with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes. She points out that, despite the achievement of the recent Paris Agreement, more serious commitments from governments around the world …Read More

Dr. Simone Heil, Program Director of the Africa and Middle East division of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, sits down with AICGS Society, Culture & Politics Program Director Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman for a discussion on youth exchange between Germany and Israel and its impact on the “special relationship” between the two countries. Dr. Heil …Read More

Amid still sluggish economic growth in Europe, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes sits down with Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of the International Economic Policy Division at the German Federal Association of Industries and a Non-Resident Fellow at AICGS, to discuss the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Europe, particularly in Germany. …Read More

In this AICGS interview, journalist and writer Peter Ross Range sits down with AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss his new book 1924: The Year That Made Hitler. Diving into his pursuit to fill a literary gap in the year that witnessed Adolf Hitler’s final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader, Mr. Range shares …Read More

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 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

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