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Jeff Rathke on defense agenda in DefenseNews

AICGS President Jeff Rathke discusses the German defense agenda after this year’s Munich Security Conference with DefenseNews. Of efforts to protect global shipping lanes, he says “It’s the mission that …

AICGS is now accepting applications for its project “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dates for the second year of the AICGS project “Social Divisions in Germany and the U.S.” have shifted. The program will now take place …

Merkel’s failed succession plan sets Germany adrift in 2020 and beyond

A tremor shook German politics on Monday, with effects that will reach well beyond the country’s borders. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s presumptive heir, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, announced that she would step down from the …

AICGS is now accepting applications for the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program in 2020.

Apply by 15 March 2020 for the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring both senior and junior scholars and specialists working …

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What the Next President Can Do to Save Our Alliances with Europe

The transatlantic relationship has suffered a series of near-fatal blows in recent years. President Trump has openly questioned America’s Article 5 commitment to defend any attacked NATO member, dubbed the …

Peter Rashish on U.S.-EU Trade ahead of EU Trade Commissioner’s Visit to Washington

Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director of the AICGS Geoeconomics Program, spoke recently with Politico’s Doug Palmer ahead of the EU Trade Commissioner’s visit to Washington: “Despite the challenges of …

Dr. Jackson Janes on German economic outlook and the end of the Merkel era on CGTN

AICGS President Emeritus Dr. Jackson Janes spoke recently on CGTN about Merkel’s successes and weaknesses in her time in office, the impact of coalition politics and political parties on the …

Dr. Jackson Janes discusses populist nationalism on CGTN’s The Heat

AICGS President Emeritus Dr. Jackson Janes appeared on CGTN on December 23, 2019, to discuss the rise of populist nationalism across the globe. Watch the Video

Support AICGS on #GivingTuesday

What is “#GivingTuesday”? After a series of specially-labeled shopping days—Black Friday, Cyber Monday—#GivingTuesday is a day intended to kick-off the charitable season. Since its inception in 2012 by New York’s …

Tobias Gehrke, Visiting Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Tobias Gehrke as a Marie Curie Fellow at AICGS in December 2019 – January 2020. He is a Research Fellow at the Egmont: Royal Institute for …

Does Germany Need a National Security Council?

In an op-ed for Tagesspiegel Causa, AICGS Trustee Julianne Smith calls on Germany to engage a National Security Council, a stance recently reiterated by German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who …