Klaus Larres

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Prof. Klaus Larres, PhD, was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow at AICGS. He is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Recent Content


The Governmental Crisis in Germany and the Future of Angela Merkel

Until late on November 19, 2017, Germany was one of the few large countries in Europe not afflicted by a major crisis. This perception of Germany as a pillar of …

Here we go again … – Die Briten und Europa

Klaus Larres, ehemaliger DAAD/AICGS Fellow und zur Zeit als Professor für Geschichte und Internationale Beziehungen an der University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill tätig,  analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Großbritannien …

Romney’s Foreign Policy – A Cause for Concern?

With topics of debate in this year’s U.S. presidential race shifting away from a predominantly economic focus, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Klaus Larres examines the foreign policy approach of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Assertive Supremacy and Enlightened Self-Interest: The United States and the “Unity of Europe”

American policy toward the integration of the European continent since the Second World War can be aptly summarized with the help of a statement made by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “I am extraordinarily patient,” she once said, “provided I get my own way in the end.” …

The Fall of the Wall at 20: Global Consequences Today

German-American Issues 12 When East Germans first crossed through the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, no one knew that the consequences of this one small act would have global …