Restarting the Franco-German Engine

After months of very visible frostiness, the Franco-German tandem is working on a reset: Berlin and Paris have realized they cannot afford the relationship to degrade further. Regardless of shifts in …

Episode 72: Germany’s Foreign Policy Reorientation—A Zeitenwende Conversation with Roderich Kiesewetter MdB

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke sits down with Roderich Kiesewetter, ranking member of the CDU/CSU faction in the Foreign Relations Committee of the German Bundestag, …

Jeff Rathke on the 2022 Midterm Elections

AICGS President Jeff Rathke appeared in German media to discuss the 2022 midterm elections. Mr. Rathke gave his analysis of U.S. politics and what to expect following the elections on …

AICGS helps you understand the most important political, economic, and security issues confronting Germany and the United States in the global arena.

Our Mission

The 2021 Bundestag Election and Results

AICGS Project

Support the insights you need into the German-American relationship.

Support Our Work


Underestimated Threat to Pluralist Democracy

Anti-Feminism in Parliamentary Speeches made by Female MPs of the Populist Radical Right in Germany and the United States Voters in many European countries are turning away from mainstream parties, …

Misperceptions and Distortions

How China, Germany, the EU, and the United States View Each Other in Times of War and Turmoil Dealing with a dynamic and increasingly assertive China is one of the …

The Zeitenwende: Germany’s Reluctant Revolution

Talking about a revolution Three days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a revolution in German foreign policy. At an extraordinary session of the German Bundestag …