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Finding Security in an Age of Uncertainty: German and American Counterterrorism Policies

Policy Report 41 New administrations took office in 2009 in both Germany and the United States, bringing with them renewed focus on counterterrorism measures. Still, despite ever-increasing cooperation among allies, …

Looking Ahead: The United States, Germany, and Europe in 2020

Policy Report 40 What will the world look like in 2020? While this is ultimately unknown, in Policy Report 40, Jackson Janes asserts that over this time, the transatlantic community …

Different Beds, Same Nightmare: The Politics of History in Germany and Japan

Policy Report 39 In Policy Report 39, “Different Beds, Same Nightmare: The Politics of History in Germany and Japan,” Professor Thomas Berger examines the characteristics of Germany and Japan that …

Toward a Transatlantic Eastern Policy? The U.S., the EU, and the “In-Between States”

Policy Report 38 In Policy Report 38, Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang, former DAAD/AICGS Fellow and Senior Associate at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, examines the European and American policies vis-à-vis Russia and …

A New Map for American-German Relations: Memorandum to the New U.S. President

In January 2009, you—Mr. President—the United States, and the world will be facing numerous challenges of enormous importance ranging from the crisis in the global financial markets to the global …

Short-Term Solutions to the Climate and Energy Challenge

Policy Report 37 In AICGS Policy Report 37, “The Short-Term Potential of Climate-Friendly Technologies,” Felix Chr. Matthes and Lewis J. Perelman examine the technological solutions that can make a substantial …

Bioenergy in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 36 Authors Bruce A. McCarl and Tobias Plieninger focus on the role biofuels can play in addressing climate change and improving energy security in AICGS Policy Report 36, …

Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned

Policy Report 35 In AICGS Policy Report 35, “Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned,” Joseph E. Aldy, Camilla Bausch, and Michael Mehling draw on the experiences in Germany and …

Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Policy Report 34 Climate change is one of the most important challenges that the world faces today. In addition to the war in Iraq, climate policy was also one of …

Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security

Policy Report 33 Global governance and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are becoming increasingly more important as the world grows more connected, less state-based, and more multinational. Issues that once fell under …

Crossing the Red Lines? The Grand Coalition and the Paradox of German Foreign Policy

Policy Report 32 As the U.S. presidential election in 2008 and the German parliamentary election in 2009 loom large on the horizon, the topic of Afghanistan and the joint ISAF …

Federalism and Environmentalism in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 31 In an increasingly interwoven and interdependent transatlantic community, the political decision-making process is expanding both horizontally and vertically. The actors on the policy stage are multiplying at …