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Health Care and Pension Reform

Policy Report 30 Germany and the United States are facing similar challenges of aging populations. While the aging trend is stronger and more dramatic in Germany, both societies will have …

U.S. and German Approaches to the Energy Challenge

somewhat cyclical in recent decades…

Innovation in the United States and Germany: The Future

Policy Report 28 As mature, post-industrial economies, the United States and Germany confront a promising, if uncertain, future in the realm of innovation. How they approach that future—what they choose …

Innovation in the United States and Germany: Case Studies

As two pillars of the global economy, the status and future of applied innovation in the U.S.-German partnership constitutes a long term challenge to decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic, albeit for slightly different, if convergent, reasons…

Innovation in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 26 As economic ties between the United States and Germany have grown steadily deeper and more intertwined, economic performance in one country increasingly affects the transatlantic partnership as …

The EU Services Directive: Nightmare or Opportunity? Implications for Transatlantic Business

Policy Report 25 The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have …

Industrial Lobbying within the European Union: Actors, Strategies, and Trends in the Multi-Level System

Policy Report 24 Deepening transatlantic economic integration has brought mutual benefit to the United States and Europe, but it has also created new potential for transatlantic conflict… Download Publication

The Stresses of Deep Integration: The Transatlantic Relationship’s New Economic and Political Challenges

Policy Report 23 As a consequence of deepening transatlantic economic integration, trade and financial ties between the United States and Germany today are a vital part of the bilateral relationship …

A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? Data Protection in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 22 In the borderless world of the twenty-first century, global interconnectivity has never been greater. Through the use of millions of computers, billions of e-mails, and a level …

Corporate Governance in Flux: Assessing the Recent Round of Reforms in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 21 In 2004, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies published an analysis by Sigurt Vitols and Thomas Kenyon, exploring the respective approaches of the United States and …

And the Winner Is… The German Election of 2005

German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s announcement on May 22, 2005 of early national parliamentary elections took many Europeans by surprise…

The Media, Perceptions, and Policy in German-American Relations

Policy Report 20 Differences over the Iraq war led to unprecedented levels of tension in the German-American and transatlantic relationships. The intensity of the division was reflected in the news …