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Countering Jihadi Prison Radicalization in Germany and the U.S.

What, if anything, is being done in Germany or the United States to assess or address the issue of Jihadi prison radicalization? Prison radicalization moved to the top of Western …

At a Crossroads? German-Polish Reconciliation in Light of the Recent Changes in the Polish Government

June 17, 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of the German-Polish “Treaty of Good Neighborhood and Friendly Cooperation,”[1] in which both parties expressed the will to close a painful chapter …

Muslim Perspectives on the Immigration and Integration Debate in Germany Today

The massive influx of refugees to Europe during the past year has prioritized issues of integration and immigration on the German political agenda and has resulted in a heated public …

A Failed Nation of Homeowners: Why Germany Eliminated Large-Scale Subsidies for Homeowners

For most Germans, renting their homes is nothing unusual. The country has developed an affordable, well-functioning rental market and a longstanding reputation as a nation of renters, as the rate …

Burden or Blessing? The Impact of Refugees on Germany’s Labor Market

Germany is in the midst of a heated discussion: Are refugees a burden or a blessing for the German labor market? Supporters of the “blessing” camp argue the country’s aging …

It’s Not All About Refugees: Five Lessons from Germany’s Super Sunday

Last Sunday, three German Bundesländer—Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saxony-Anhalt—held their state elections. The federal states themselves are very diverse. The first is one of Germany’s most industrialized powerhouses and governed by …

Has Germany Led the West’s Response toward Russia…and Will It Stay the Course?

Germany has been widely perceived as calling the shots in European crisis management efforts in Ukraine. Some observers argued that Germany has taken on a leadership role not only in …

Center-Right Parties and Immigration: Contours of a Conundrum

Immigration policymaking has attracted a great deal of interest recently. Somewhat surprisingly, there is only limited political science scholarship on the role that political parties play in the process. This …

Bridging the Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation on China

Introduction In 2011, EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht stated that “America and Europe may often bicker, but in the end we know we are each other’s partner of choice.” …

A Comparative Historical Analysis of Policy Trajectories in U.S. Bilingual Education and Islamic Religious Instruction in Germany (1965-2010): The Varying Influences of Anti-Immigrant Populism

Introduction In “Why Islam is Like Spanish: Cultural Incorporation in Europe and the United States,” Aristide Zolberg and Long Litt Woon argue that Islam and Spanish pose cultural threats to …

The Lost Children of Europe: The Displaced Persons Children’s Centers in the U.S. Occupation Zone of Germany and the Challenges for Relief Workers

As Germany commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust, we have an opportunity to reflect on life in the immediate postwar period for …

Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, His Policy toward Israel, and the German Responsibility for the Jewish People*

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, we are pleased to present a younger scholar’s views on an important crisis in the relationship: the proposed German-Saudi …