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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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Macht in der Mitte: Die Neuen Aufgaben Deutschlands in Europa

  In light of key challenges that lie ahead for the European Union (EU) as a political and economic entity, Germany’s role as a central power has become increasingly crucial for the cohesion of the EU. In …

The Tattered German-American Relationship Needs the USA FREEDOM Act…More for What It Doesn’t Do than for What It Does

Congress is debating the USA FREEDOM Act in the next days. The House approved Representative Jim Sensenbrenner’s version of the law on Wednesday and the Senate is expected to vote …

Low Voter Turnout Does Not Distort Democracy

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte sits down with heute.de to discuss the role of Bremen Mayor Jens Böhrnsen in the low voter turnout and explains why the new …

Britain No Longer Has National Parties

There is always a unique drama to an election night in Britain, but the events of Thursday, May 7 surprised even the most hardened of British election watchers (see here …

Elections and Expectations: Lessons for 2016

Fascination with the American presidency is a phenomenon around the world, and Germany is no exception. Indeed, it is particularly fixated on the process of choosing the next White House …

The Future of Power in a Post Carbon Society

The United States and Germany must both confront the global implications of a rising global population and increasing urbanization.  Finding an approach to powering our societies that reduces our reliance …

Developing Advanced Work-Based Higher Education: What Germany and the U.S. Can Learn from Each Other

Currently, many countries are experiencing a strong renewed interest in work-based training.[1] When it comes to discussions in this field, American policymakers usually identify dual apprenticeship training as the “crown …

European Apprenticeship: A Model for the U.S.?

What are elements of a successful apprenticeship system? To what degree should businesses be engaged in educating their workforce, and what other actors should participate in decision-making and evaluation? How …

Scheitert Europa? Joschka Fischer

It’s been ten years since Joschka Fischer, together with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, piloted Germany’s foreign policy in the first national Red-Green government. His seven-year tenure was marked by military deployments …

Presidential Elections in Turkey: Erdogan’s “New Turkey” and “New Challenges”

Part of AICGS’ project on a “Trilateral Dialogue between Germany, the U.S., and Turkey: Turkey’s EU Accession – Endless Negotiations?” this Issue Brief seeks to assess the future of Turkey’s …

Behind the PEGIDA Protests

As Francis Fukuyama describes in his latest book, Political Order and Political Decay, there is a vicious cycle within modern liberal democracies that is apparent today: a feedback loop of …