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U.S. and European Banks: Two Sides of the Same Story?

Issue Brief 28 Financial institutions in Europe and the U.S. are currently facing one of the most difficult periods in decades. In Issue Brief 28, Deutsche Bank/AICGS Fellow Jan Schildbach …

Religious Literacy and Religious Education in Europe and the United States

Issue Brief 27 Finding a balance between secular education and teaching the lessons found in religion is quite difficult, as experienced by public school systems in both Germany and the …

Counter-Terrorism and German-American Relations: A German Perspective

Issue Brief 26 German-American relations reached a historic low point during the years of the second Bush administration. Many argued that this was mainly due to widespread disagreements and a …

Campaign Finance in the United States

Issue Brief 25 For many observers, both inside the United States and abroad, the financing of American political campaigns is regarded with skepticism and some disregard as a system which …

Stem Cell Politics in Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 24 It has become fashionable to contrast a religious United States with a secular Europe. As with most broad generalizations, this one contains some truth. Levels of religious …

Commerce, Climate Change, and China: German-American Challenges in 2009

Issue Brief 23 In light of the recent economic downturn, the U.S. presidential candidates and the American public are focusing increasingly on economic issues in the 2008 campaign. While economic …

A European Realignment: German-American Responses

Issue Brief 22 German and American relations with Russia; European and American energy security; and the future of NATO and the European Union are all pressing issues which will confront …

Security and Stability: German and American Cooperation in Times of Transition

Issue Brief 21 Security issues have weighed heavily on the transatlantic partnership since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Yet different threat perceptions have sometimes led to different German …

Religion and its Impact on Foreign Policy in the United States and Germany: Similarities and Differences

Issue Brief 20 After September 11, attention has shifted in the scholarly and policy communities to religion as a major factor in foreign policy. Islamic fundamentalism and the West’s relationship …

Policies for Profit and Progress? Education Policy Trends in the United States

Issue Brief 19 Trends in education policy influence many aspects of society. Education is now recognized as one of the most important factors for social progress and future profits, making …

Lost in Translation: The Impact of Culture on the Media in the United States and Germany

Issue Brief 18 The role of the media as an influencer in domestic politics is also crossing over into foreign policy as well. This holds true for the German-American relationship… …

Russia is Back on Stage: German and American Strategies

Issue Brief 17 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement that he would accept the nomination to head the United Russia ticket in the parliamentary elections in December has been only …