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Making the Atlantic Great (Again)? Prospects for New U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations

The idea of a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can seem at once inevitable and impossible. Over the last twenty-five years, as the EU …

Transatlantic Dialogue on China: Perceptions, Conflicts, and Potentials

For both Germany and the United States, China has become a foreign policy priority: a major strategic competitor in the Asia-Pacific region for the United States, and a willing partner …

A Geoeconomic Agenda: Transatlantic Strategy in an Age of Populism

In the face of growing challenges to an open, rules-based global economic order, there is a need to identify new ideas and narratives about the importance of international economic engagement …

Closing the Skills Gap: The Importance of Educating a Diverse Workforce

Anticipated demographic changes in the United States suggest that many communities—and their workforces—will be increasingly minority-based, with Hispanic population growth outpacing other minority groups. Young minorities across the country will …

A Transatlantic Perspective: Welcoming Cities and the Policy and Practice of Refugee and Immigrant Integration

This Issue Brief is the result of an AICGS conference held in cooperation with Welcoming America and the Urban Institute in Washington, DC in May 2016 entitled “Welcoming Cities and …

Closing the Gap: Can Europe’s Economy Finally Catch Up with the U.S.?

The year 2016 has been characterized by growing uncertainty about the strength of the global economy: uncertainty about the ability of emerging markets—and especially China—to successfully address cyclical and structural …

Prioritizing the Partnership: German-American Relations and the 45th President

Foreign policy issues are usually not the driving force behind election campaigns. Compared with the high-pitched debate over domestic issues, only the most pressing foreign policy concerns become part of the public discussion. Yet the upcoming U.S. elections …

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Briefing Note

This Issue Brief is the result of a conference co-hosted by AICGS, the Center for International Security and Governance (CISG), and the Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre Praktischer Politik …

Global Cities in the New Global Landscape

What is the nature of power in the post-Cold War era? Can national governments retain their strength and authority in a globalized world? Or will cities and other local actors deal …

European Apprenticeship: A Model for the U.S.?

What are elements of a successful apprenticeship system? To what degree should businesses be engaged in educating their workforce, and what other actors should participate in decision-making and evaluation? How …

Presidential Elections in Turkey: Erdogan’s “New Turkey” and “New Challenges”

Part of AICGS’ project on a “Trilateral Dialogue between Germany, the U.S., and Turkey: Turkey’s EU Accession – Endless Negotiations?” this Issue Brief seeks to assess the future of Turkey’s …

“Made in Germany” – Produced in America? How Dual Vocational Training Programs Can Help Close the Skills Gap in the United States

Two of the strongest education systems and economies worldwide, the United States and Germany, have been among the key sources for models in skill formation emulated globally. Public and private …

German/U.S. Data Transfers: Crucial for Both Economies, Difficult to Regain Trust

There has been a heated transatlantic debate on cyber issues since Edward Snowden’s release of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents last year that described various surveillance activities, including the …

Between Tokyo and Berlin: The Art of Dialogue in Reconciliation

Discussing the differences in and implications for reconciliation in Europe and Northeast Asia, Seunghoon Emilia Heo focuses on the need for leadership and dialogue to overcome past conflict. True dialogue, …

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