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Do Disputes over History Define German-Polish Relations?

Three recent or upcoming events remind us of the centrality of history in the German-Polish partnership: foreign minister Heiko Maas’ visit to Auschwitz on August 20, the 79th anniversary of …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order

At a time when there is a ferocious debate over the global role and responsibility of the United States, there is a benefit to looking back on the course of …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire

Most Europeans remain flabbergasted that Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. Millions of Americans are equally confused. Trying to overcome the fixation on tweets is not an easy task—let …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Wir können nicht allen helfen

Just before the German elections in September 2017, Boris Palmer, the mayor of Tübingen presented a new book he wrote about the refugee crisis in Germany: Wir können nicht allen helfen: …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Edward Luce is an experienced veteran of U.S. affairs for the Financial Times, but his latest book takes a wider focus in an attempt to provide a framework for how …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Far-Right Politics in Europe

Coming to grips with the proliferation of populist movements in Europe is not a new preoccupation. Right-wing and left-wing protest parties have long been part of the political landscape. Until …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: What Is Populism?

With the ripple effect of Donald Trump’s election still being felt not only in the U.S., but all over the world, many are scrambling to find explanations for how that …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: A World in Disarray

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has to have a broad horizon when looking at the world, as he shows in his latest book, A World in …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Mittelstand ist eine Haltung

There are some words in German that are hard to translate: Gemütlich, fahrvernügnen, or Gesamtkonzept Mittelstand is another example. Technically it means small and middle-sized firms. But that is an elastic …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Thomas Friedman has the talent to write about complicated subjects in a way that normal people can wrap their heads around. He does this by choosing an overarching theme and …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The United States Is an Exceptional Nation—Except When It Is Not

The story of how the United States sees itself and how others see it, its foreign policy in particular, underlines its exceptionalism. It is the convergence of national interests and …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Coalition Challenges in Afghanistan: The Politics of Alliance

The war in Afghanistan is notable for two major things: it is the longest war in American history, and it has enjoyed as many accomplishments as it has been beset …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Why America Misunderstands the World

At a time when many people both inside and outside the U.S. are struggling to understand the dynamics of the presidential campaign and its rhetoric this year, Paul Pillar offers …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence

A simple question runs through this book—why is Germany different? The authors are deciphering the secrets to answer that question and, in their analysis, offer explanations for Germany’s ability to …

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