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Seeing the Green Light

What to Expect from the German Green Party on Foreign and Security Policy in 2021 and Beyond Despite not being one of their original core topics, the German Greens are …

Bundestag Elections 2021

No Government Without the Greens? After a sobering result in the 2017 elections, the current rise of the Green Party gives reason to expect government participation in 2021. The former …

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Biden as President: More Like FDR or More Like JFK?

Whether President-elect Joe Biden will be able to bring about a New Deal-style transformation of the U.S. economy in the mold of Franklin D. Roosevelt depends on the outcome of …

The 2020 U.S. Elections: Initial Reactions

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election now called for Joe Biden, the world has witnessed the inner strength of a democratic system: the ability to self-correct, alter course, and peacefully …

AICGS Asks: What to Expect from the Biden Administration?

AICGS asks: What are the one or two most important areas of economic, trade, financial, technology, public health, or climate policy where there is the greatest need for German-American or …

Allies’ Reactions to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

AICGS will be compiling German and European leaders’ reactions to the U.S. election. This post will be updated. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, CDU November 7: Merkel released an official …

China Plans for the Future

After four days of deliberation in late October, the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (commonly known as CCP, but officially the Communist Party of China or CPC) issued …

Election Observations from Germany

An Election Day that leaves many of us perplexed. Four observations: First: There is a lot of talk again about European autonomy and strategic sovereignty of the Europeans. Only, I …

Easier Said than Done – Still, Germany and the U.S. Need to Break the Cycle on Migration

Looking back after five years, Germany’s relative success with the more than 1.1 million people who arrived in 2015 is a vindication of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief in Germany’s can-do …

Corona-Warn-App and Germany’s Efforts to Tame COVID-19

Germany has been lauded as one of the world’s leading countries with regard to the tackling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first wave of this crisis, Germany managed to …