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Religion and World Politics: A Structural Approach

Issue Brief 16 It wasn’t so long ago that many social scientists were convinced that religion had been consigned to the margins of politics, indeed to the margins of modern …

Religion and Politics: The European Debate

Issue Brief 15 The number of books, conferences, and media programs focusing on the resurgence of religion in domestic and international politics is an indicator of how important this issue …

Boeing vs. Airbus: The WTO Dispute Neither Can Win

Issue Brief 14 In October 2004, the United States terminated the Agreement on Trade in Large Civil Aircraft it had signed with the EU in 1992. This agreement regulated the …

Disturbing Fundamentalism

Issue Brief 13 The story of religion in the modern world is the story of failed predictions. From Marx to Comte to Freud, many of the West’s most influential thinkers …

Women and Entrepreneurship in Germany

Issue Brief 12 The great Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, argued that it is entrepreneurs, or ‘wild spirits,’ who inspire innovation and technological change in a nation. Schumpeter coined the German …

Why Germany Should Introduce Real Estate Investment Trusts Now

Issue Brief 11 On September 25, 2006 the German finance ministry unveiled draft legislation to introduce Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Germany. According to an announcement by the finance …

The “Religion” Debates: What Are We Talking About?

Issue Brief 10 Debates about the interaction of religion, faith, and politics have dominated public discourse in the United States and Europe over the past several years… Download Publication

Confronting Religious Diversity in Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 9 In September 2001, less than ten days after the terrorist attacks on Washington, DC and New York, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) began running nationwide on U.S. …

The U.S. and Germany in the United Nations: Cooperation Prospects and Conflict Potential

Issue Brief 8 The United States and Germany have long supported the United Nations. In recent years, however, the two countries have at times been at loggerheads over whether or …

The UN After Sixty: Challenges for the Future

Issue Brief 7 In 2005, at the occasion of the UN’s sixtieth anniversary, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on world leaders to “recapture the spirit of San Francisco and …

Combating the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: A Stronger Role for the UN Security Council?

Issue Brief 6 On 29 March 2006 the United Nations Security Council for the first time addressed the issue of Iranian non-compliance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear …

Revitalizing Public Diplomacy: Challenges for Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 5 Public diplomacy has become the new buzzword in foreign policy circles, with the construction of an effective public diplomacy strategy seen as an urgent foreign policy objective …