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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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Protecting the World’s Most Influential People: Same Problem, Different Solution

Ever tried to come up with a list of what German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President-elect Donald Trump have in common? Presumably, for most people, the list will be short. …

Repercussions of Brexit Probably Won’t Occur in Time to Dissuade Other Anti-EU Voters

2016 has seen significant upheaval and sets the stage for an even bumpier 2017. Leading up to national elections in several major European economies—Germany, France, the Netherlands, and potentially Italy—voters …

The Power of the Young?

Populist parties and governments have gained in popularity in many countries across the world in recent months. Their success is in part based on citizens’ fear of globalization, immigrants, loss …

8 Reasons Why Russian Disinformation is Successful in Germany

America and the rest of the world are still struggling to understand what led to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election of 2016. It is almost dangerous—and at the …

The Long-Term Impact of the U.S. Elections on the German-American Relationship

The U.S. election is over, but with regard to the future of German-American cooperation, it has provided more questions than answers. German policymakers, like their counterparts around the world, are …

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Keeping Tally on Elections across the Atlantic

The 2016 U.S. presidential election created shock waves around the world, but it was not the first unexpected outcome in 2016, and would not be the last. The results of …

Populist Political Wave in the UK and in the U.S.: On Brexit and Trump’s Economic Policy

2016 As a Special Year for the UK and the U.S. The UK experienced a rather surprising victory by the supporters of Brexit—i.e., those in favor of the UK leaving …

All is Not Lost: How a Trump Presidency May Fall Short of European Fears

President-elect Donald Trump remains over a month away from being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, but concerns over his potential European agenda have already taken …

The Rise of Populism in the U.S. and in Germany

A significant segment of the U.S. remains in shock over the results of its presidential election. Donald Trump is now the president-elect. Among politicians, media pundits, academics, pollsters, and private …

Don’t Shut the Blinds: Now is the time for more, not less transatlantic exchange!

Waking up on November 9 to the news of Donald Trump’s victory was a shock—not just for the progressive side of American politics, but also for the vast majority of …

Merkel Remains in Control, but Problems are Looming on the Horizon

Angela Merkel has experienced a challenging 18 months.  Events of the past week nonetheless indicate that she remains firmly in control of German political life.  Eleven years is an awfully …

Obama and Merkel in Berlin: News Roundup

President Obama made his final trip overseas as president this week, meeting with his trusted partner, German chancellor Angela Merkel.  AGI has compiled a brief reading list of news from the …