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A Munich (In)security Conference?

This year’s gathering of diplomats, government officials, and experts to discuss security challenges around the globe was just getting started when the news of Alexei Navalny’s death shocked the Munich …

Will A Beautiful Summer Follow Germany’s Winter of Rage?

The mood in Germany right now is as bleak as a Berlin winter. Things are indeed not going so well in this “winter of rage” (Wutwinter). The economy contracted by …

AGI at the 2024 Munich Security Conference

The American-German Institute will host a series of events in Germany during the week of the Munich Security Conference. AGI President Jeff Rathke is available for comment on the developments …

Transatlantic Climate Statecraft and Global Economic Order

Part I: A Pluralist International Economic Landscape After World War II the United States, several European countries, and other liberal democracies promoted a vision of international economic relations that was …

The Global Race to Regulate AI Is Just Beginning

On February 2, ambassadors from all 27 EU member states approved the final text of the bloc’s landmark AI Act, advancing the world’s first comprehensive AI regulation further toward implementation. …

We Have Closed Our Eyes for Too Long

This article originally appeared in German in Fuldaer Zeitung on February 1, 2024. Europeans are anxiously watching the Republican primaries in the United States, hoping and looking for signs that …

AGI Profiles: Wolfgang Schmidt

Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks Wolfgang Schmidt, dubbed by some as Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s “shadow foreign minister,” has been serving as the Head of …

AI and Data Privacy

No good fit The nexus of the EU’s AI Act and the GDPR is a timely topic. The AI Act has not finally been adopted in Europe, while the General …

The Transatlantic Economy in an Election Year

This year will see elections in both the United States (the White House and Congress) and the European Union (the European Parliament and indirectly the next President of the European …

Franz Beckenbauer (1945-2024)

Germany’s Last “Kaiser” and His Legacies Franz Beckenbauer was Germany’s most important soccer personality—as a player, coach, soccer executive, and public figure. However, Beckenbauer stood for more than just soccer. …

Farewell to Wolfgang Schäuble

The Chancellor-behind-the-Scenes Imagine a mountain climber who scaled every peak in the Himalayas except Everest. That was Wolfgang Schäuble. No postwar politician reached more top party and government posts. Although …

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. Economic Challenges, Embargo Issues and a New Global Economic Order

Review of Paul J.J. Welfens’ Book The Russian invasion of Ukraine followed by—at the time of writing this review—21 months of a fierce and, from the Russian side, inhumanly-led war …

Remembering Pulse

The Power of Community-Driven Collective Memory Natalie Adams-Menendez: Reflection Days before I turned seventeen, I awoke to news that 49 people had been killed and at least 53 others had …