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A Transfer of Power on Germany’s Left Spurred by the catastrophic consequences of once-in-a-century devastation by torrential rains, the Bundestag election of Sunday, September 26, might well usher in a …

Who Wants to Be Germany’s Next Chancellor?

The German Federal Republic has been widely perceived as a classic case of party government, in which the parties and the party complexion of governments shape the country’s political fortunes …

A Guide German Party Election Platforms 2021

  CDU / CSU (the Union) Campaign Platform Foreign Policy Work together with democratic partners, especially in Latin America and the Indo-Pacific, to address issues such as climate change, trade, …

The Political and Electoral System of Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany is a constitutional republic with the Federal President (Bundespräsident/in) as the Head of State with limited political power. The incumbent is Frank-Walter Steinmeier (formerly a …

Ready, Set, Go!

The 2021 Party Platforms A big part of the quadrennial Bundestag election campaign is the preparation of the parties’ programs. Instead of focusing on surface-level issues, German voters traditionally take …

Understanding the German Electoral System

German voters will go to the polls on September 26th to elect a new lower house of parliament, the Bundestag. Although each one of these elections held every four years …

The Reinvention of State Services?

The Role of Organizational Purpose for Publicly Owned Companies in Germany Purpose is one of the key concepts of our time when it comes to a new entrepreneurial understanding. Companies …

AICGS Experts Preview Merkel’s Visit to Washington

Securing a Transatlantic Legacy Jeff Rathke, President Chancellor Merkel makes her last official visit to Washington just weeks before the September 26 Bundestag election will punctuate her path-breaking career as …

American Spending Spree—Echoes from the Past and Lessons for the Future

Negotiations are ongoing in Congress on the American Jobs Plan and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. The former is a $2 trillion infrastructure spending bill originally proposed in March …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on engagement with China?

AICGS Asks: What legacy does Angela Merkel leave on Germany and Europe’s position toward China? Noah Barkin German Marshall Fund of the United States When assessing Angela Merkel’s foreign policy …

AICGS-KAS Transatlantic Trade Week

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung collaborated on a series of online events examining three areas for U.S.-EU trade policy cooperation. These …

Berlin and Washington Revive Their Defense Partnership

Will Germany’s Next Government Address its Defense Spending Dilemma? German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Washington on June 30, developing Germany’s emerging role as one of the Biden administration’s most …