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Domestic Policy

A variety of reasons, including demographic change, global migration patterns, economic hardship, and climate change, demand that both Germany and the U.S. craft domestic policies that effectively address their populations’ concerns. This imperative is also seen in the political sphere, as voters make their voices heard in state, federal, and supranational elections.
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What Happens in Magdeburg Does not Stay in Magdeburg

Saxony-Anhalt’s 2021 Landtag Election In the weeks preceding Sunday’s elections for the Landtag in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, there was a rising sense of dread that the right-populist Alternative …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed on German Podcast

Chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees Martin Richenhagen was recently interviewed on a podcast from the German digital news journal The Pioneer, Steingarts Morning Briefing, for the episode “Getrennte …

“We’ve had abortions!”

Abortion in Germany since the Stern Self-Incrimination Campaign 50 Years Ago In March 2020, the UN Officer for Human Rights in Geneva sent a critical letter to the German Ambassador …

German Court Rules Against Climate Law: Postponing Action is Unconstitutional

Freedom depends on climate policy – and action is needed now. Postponing climate action into the distant future would imply even harsher restrictions on the freedom to eventually bring down …

Looking at the Liberals

The Electoral Chances of the FDP Amidst the current speculation about the results of Germany’s September elections, much popular focus is on the contest between the Greens led by the young chancellor …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Transatlantic Legacy?

AICGS asks: What is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s transatlantic legacy? How has the partnership fared under Merkel, and what challenges are left for her successor? John Kornblum AICGS Trustee As she …

A Historic Choice?

The Bundestag Election on September 26, 2021 Every election is a “historic” one, as we regularly learn from the candidates. But the federal election in Germany on September 26 is …

Episode 42: A New Direction for Germany?

The German federal election campaign is heating up after Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) finally chose Armin Laschet as the bloc’s …

The Left Party in Superwahljahr 2021

If recent history is any guide, the 2021 German federal election will once again raise the question of whether the Left Party’s (Die Linke) cup is half-empty or half-full. As …

The Left Party in the 2021 Election Campaign

Fourteen years ago in 2007, the party named Die Linke was formed from the merger of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) and Labour & Social Justice – The Electoral …

With the Chancellor Candidates Selected, the Election Campaign Heats Up

Postwar German politics has been characterized by long periods of stability associated with dominant chancellors (Adenauer, Kohl, Merkel, Brandt/Schmidt) followed by a shorter period of upheaval and transition (Erhard/Kiesinger, Schröder), …

Annalena Baerbock: The Greens’ Ambitious Bet that Germans Want Change and Renewal

What might the Greens’ strength mean for the transatlantic relationship? A great start is just a start, and there are five months to go until Germany’s September 26 Bundestag election. …

The Surprising Strength of the Greens

Inspecting the German Greens in the election year 2021 Current opinion polls place the German Alliance 90/The Greens well above 20 percent, clearly in front of the Social Democrats and …