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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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Challenges for the German Healthcare System in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on two major weaknesses of the German healthcare system: First, the glaring lack of digitization, leading to a lack of data and prevention …

Building Transatlantic Trust for AI Innovation and Regulation

Artificial intelligence is among the most promising and crucial emerging technologies that will bring about striking changes to economic productivity, social interactions, and national security. Its significance is further accentuated …

Episode 45: Democracy as the Victor in Germany’s Federal Election

The September 26 German federal election marked a notable decline of the traditional big-tent parties (Volksparteien) and significant gains by the Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party, who …

2021 German Bundestag Election: Three Messages

The results of the German Bundestag Election leave open several questions. A total of six parties are entering the Bundestag. How can a governing coalition be formed in this fragmented …

Episode 44: Climate Policy and International Economic and Financial Cooperation

Climate policy has become a major issue in German domestic politics and was a key topic for the recent German federal election. All major political parties in Germany included climate …

Trust as the Foundation of the Transatlantic Partnership in the Digital World

Ultra-fast 5G broadband cellular connectivity will advance a host of the technologies of the future, including Industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, drones, and telemedicine, to name just a few. …

What Does Germany Want?

Germany’s coalition talks will be tricky. And so remains accepting its role as a leading global actor, writes former U.S. diplomat John Kornblum. On September 26, much of the world …

After the Vote

Political Dynamics as Coalition Negotiations Begin The result of Germany’s September 26 election is inconclusive in the sense that the composition of the next government remains unknown. But the situation …

The Other German Elections

Over the last several months, Germany watchers have been fixated on the country’s national elections, the results of which will finally settle the looming question of who will replace Angela …

Germany Has a Math Problem, and It’s about to Get Worse

What the numbers say about the energy landscape In this traditional state of Bavaria where election banners offering defense of “Heimat” (Homeland) seized the day in the last election, the …