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The Imprint of Trumpism: Exploring Conservative America

Any effort to understand change in complex societies like the U.S. or Germany is a challenge for the foreign observer. One is tempted to employ frameworks that may not fit …

Social Cohesion in the United States and Germany: Will Protectionism and Income Redistribution Be Helpful?

While the economy is booming, society is drifting apart. Social cohesion is showing cracks and political stability is in many places in danger. Partitioning is again becoming an issue. These …

Jeffrey Rathke Selected as New AICGS President

AICGS is pleased to announce that the Institute’s Board of Trustees has selected Jeffrey Rathke as the new AICGS President. Mr. Rathke will succeed Jackson Janes on August 27, 2018. …

New Ideas for an Evolving Transatlantic Partnership

Foreign and Domestic Policy Recommendations During 2017-2018, the AICGS project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” examined transatlantic challenges and new ideas for the German-American-European …

The Dangers of Division: The Importance of Transatlantic Cooperation in a Changing Political Climate

AICGS is pleased to present the written results of the second year of its project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement.” The six authors together …

EU Data Protection: GDPR In Full Force and Now?

On the Rocky Road toward Compliance with No Time to Lose When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU entered into force on May 25, this was a …

Election Meddlers and Transatlantic Remedies

People whose Facebook profile yields matches for the key words Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Fox News Channel, very conservative, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Pence, Breitbart, and Mike Huckabee were targeted with digital …

From Shared Commitment to Shared Strategy: Encouraging Employer Investment in Workers’ Skills

Like every economic transition preceding it, the digital transformation requires that workers update their skills. Employers on both sides of the Atlantic insist there is a shortage of precisely the …

Discussing Transatlantic Partnership at the American-German Situation Room

As a fellow in the American-German Situation Room, I sought to learn as much as possible about the approach and direction of the Trump administration. In discussions with various experts, …

Populist Wild Fires are Spreading – Why Now?

Why now? Why are far-right populist wild fires continuing to spread in the U.S. and Europe—and elsewhere around the globe? The latest versions in Europe are a landslide victory of Viktor …

Congress Approves Data Access Outside of the United States (CLOUD Act) – But the EU May Not Like It

The Italian Machiavelli once famously stated: “I am not interested in preserving the status quo, I want to overthrow it.”  It is no secret that many U.S. government officials and …

First Cabinet Meeting Of Merkel IV Government

Merkel 4.0: Bridge to a New Generation of Leaders

Angela Merkel was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany for the fourth and, most likely, last time. It was an unpromising start to the end of her political career. In …

4th Time: Merkel Sworn in as German Chancellor

Featuring Jackson Janes via Deutsche Welle on March 14, 2018.

‘Real American’ immigrants fight to preserve the best of the U.S.

In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao emerged victorious in a civil war that lasted over 20 years. More than 300,000 Laotians fled to neighboring Thailand, where they lived in refugee …