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Deutschland 4.0? Germany’s Digital Strategy Over the Next Four Years

On Sunday, the members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) voted in favor of the coalition agreement that will see Angela Merkel to remain Chancellor for the next four years. …

Wolfgang Bretschneider, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Bretschneider as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in February-March 2018. Dr. Wolfgang Bretschneider is an economist at both …

From 2C to D.C.: College of Idaho grad moves to Washington, D.C., to work in health policy

Read about AICGS’ Transatlantic Exchange Program participant Aliza Auces and her experiences as one of the first Latinas from Idaho to work in health policy in Washington, DC. Via the …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire

Most Europeans remain flabbergasted that Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. Millions of Americans are equally confused. Trying to overcome the fixation on tweets is not an easy task—let …

A New Responsibility for Internet Platforms: Germany’s New Hate Speech Law

As Germany rang in the new year, a controversial online hate speech law came into full effect. The Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG), or the Network Enforcement Act, requires internet platforms with more than two million …

Define and Deliver: The SPD Party Conference

Four months after Germans went to the polls to set the stage for a new government, they are finally a step closer. The vote at the January 21 SPD party …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Wir können nicht allen helfen

Just before the German elections in September 2017, Boris Palmer, the mayor of Tübingen presented a new book he wrote about the refugee crisis in Germany: Wir können nicht allen helfen: …

For Germany’s Social Democrats, a Chance to be Europe’s Superman

It was 80 years ago this year that DC Comics first published Superman, and with this comic book series launched a franchise of superheroes that shows no sign of losing …

Trusting Each Other

Both sides of the Atlantic are faced with the challenge of digitalization. Digitalization is expected to be highly beneficial by spurring innovation, efficiency, and productivity growth. Yet, it is also …

Judy Asks: Is Europe Turning its Back on Refugees and Migrants?

Featuring Stephen Szabo via Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe on January 17, 2018.

German establishment woos SPD activists to back coalition talks

Featuring Jack Janes via Reuters on January 15, 2018.

A Stronger German-American Alliance

Political surprises have been a theme in 2016 and 2017, starting with the Brexit referendum, to the election of Donald Trump, to the success of Emmanuel Macron’s new party in …