Paul Maeser, an APSA Congressional Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, examines the changing role of European nations within the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a result of the debt crisis surrounding the euro.
The United States faces severe challenges in access to health care, cost effectiveness, equity, and to a lesser extent in coordinating care. Meanwhile, the German system is confronted by problems …
The recent Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – President Obama’s landmark health reform – received widespread attention on both sides of the Atlantic. For most Europeans, it is incomprehensible why this reform became subject to such legal controversies, but as AICGS Resident Fellow Dirk Göpffarth argues, the legal issues are mostly concerned about the relationship of the federal level and the states – a typical conflict in a federal state.
Despite a week dominated by negative headlines about the Chinese economy and rising gas prices, interest rates for sovereign bonds from Spain and Italy remain quite low. Is the worst of the crisis really over or are investors just lulled by the massive intervention from the ECB?
Globally-oriented, extended security policies follow patterns of justification that differ from those drawn on by traditional policies of national self-defense. One of the fundamental differences is the fact that ongoing …
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Dr. Ulf von Krause discusses how internal risk communication in the Bundeswehr has evolved from the Balkan wars to today.
At the recent AICGS conference “Rising Tensions between the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank,” AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera and David Marsh, Co-Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial …
In this At Issue, Executive Director Jack Janes examines the results of the state election in Saarland and their potential signals for both the subsequent state elections to follow during 2012, as well as the national election in 2013.
AICGS Executive Director Jack Janes and Peter Ross Range had their essay “Can Joachim Gauck make Germany Likable?” published in the New York Times Sunday Review Opinion page on Sunday, …
Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera argues that the skeptics might underestimate that in this crisis, progress is not only measured in pure economic terms, but also by political progress.
Europe will soon need to focus greater attention on its shared defense policy, an aspect that has been overlooked for quite some time. According to the authors, Germany must take the lead for such an initiative.
Germany is at a crossroads: become the Continent’s leader or be seen as the neighborhood bully. In a stroke of national fortune, it is about to install, as its next president, a man known more for his integrity and moral leadership than for his political acumen, a man who can help make sure his country follows the first course.
Robert Gerald Livingston explores the motives for U.S. troop reduction in Germany, as well as the potential consequences for such a move. What effect, if any, could this have on Germany’s role in Europe’s defense plans?