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100 Days of Trump: Transatlantic Relations in Times of Uncertainty

Much has already been said about Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, both the style and the substance. Not only has the U.S. seen dramatic policy shifts during this …

In a World of Cyber Threats, Isolationism Will Never Win

President Trump has said cybersecurity is a priority for his administration. It is also one of the fastest growing spending priorities for the U.S. government this fiscal year. Across the …

Transatlantic Relations in a Changing World Order: European and U.S. Responses to China’s Rise in Africa

A Changing World Order: China’s Rise in Africa The twenty-first century is characterized by the rise of new global players and changing power relations. In particular, China’s increasing international presence …

Different Approaches to War Crime and Memory in Germany and Japan since 1980

Seventy Years after World War II, How Should We Remember? Seventy years have passed since the end of World War II, and people in Germany and around the world are …

International Financial Regulatory Politics after the Crisis: Toward a New Progressive Era

The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-09 ended a two-decade period of steady economic growth and stable inflation in the world’s advanced markets, the so-called “Great Moderation.”[1] Since the mid-1980s, this …

Reconciliation Over the Graves? A German War Cemetery in Russia (or the German-Russian Reconciliation of Sologubovka)

The remains of millions of soldiers still lie in the soil of the former battlefields of World War II in Europe. Since the end of the war, Red Army and …

Compare or Not to Compare? Or How to Compare? The Problems in Contemporary German-Japanese Memory Discourse

Japan has struggled with the legacies of its imperial aggression for decades.[1] Neither domestically nor internationally has the nation been able to find a formula which would put the so-called …

Is China’s ‘One Road’ an Autobahn? Implications of the Changing German-Chinese Relationship

China in Germany and Europe On October 24, German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel blocked the bid of the Chinese company Fujian Grand Chip to purchase the German silicon chipmaker Aixtron.  …

German Space Exploration and International Cooperation

On September 30, 2016, the Rosetta space mission came to an end. The mission, run by the European Space Agency (ESA), represented one of the most dramatic space achievements in …

Transatlantic Climate Diplomacy

Introduction The European Union (EU) and the United States were key actors in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations that culminated in the adoption of a global …

Finding the Right Balance: International Disputes over Intellectual Property Rights

How do the political struggles on intellectual property rights play out at the international level? Conventional wisdom holds that business interests in the European Union and the United States dominate …

No Place to Stay? Discrimination Patterns in the German and American Rental Housing Markets

Things have changed. While for a long time German politicians have tried to define Germany as a ‘non-immigration country,‘ it is now one of the countries receiving the most migration …