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Global Cities in the New Global Landscape

Issue Brief 50 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 …

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

Issue Brief 49 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 …

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

Issue Brief 48 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 …

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

Issue Brief 47 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. …

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

Issue Brief 46 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 …

Between Tokyo and Berlin: The Art of Dialogue in Reconciliation

Issue Brief 45 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 …

Who’s Afraid of GMOs?: Understanding the Differences in the Regulation of GMOs in the United States and European Union

Issue Brief 44 Regulatory and perceptual considerations of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) divide the United States and European Union; these transatlantic differences, and the series of festering trade disputes they …

The Age of Central Bank Experimentation

This publication, part of AICGS’ 30th anniversary Symposium, focuses on the increasingly public role central banks play in the twenty-first century.  It asks important questions, including: Do central banks have …

Boring Hard Boards: Negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Part of AICGS’ 30th anniversary Symposium, this publication analyzes the transatlantic trade relationship, in particular the prospects for a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The authors discuss the …

Risk Governance and Transatlantic Cooperation in Space

Issue Brief 43 Purely national approaches to cope with major transnational challenges are doomed to fail. The United States and the EU are key players in this context—without the two economic and …

Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Germany: Weighing the Risks

Issue Brief 42 Energy and climate policy in the U.S. and in Germany seem to be miles apart. In 2011, Germany decided to phase-out nuclear, whereas in early 2012 the …

Lots of Talk, Little Action? Chances and Impediments for a New EU-U.S. Trade Agenda

Issue Brief 41 The annual meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) in November 2011 presented an opportunity for German and American policymakers  to make progress on their efforts at …