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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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Germany: A Different Kind of Democratic Dysfunctionality

Much recent discussion of the crisis of liberal democracy has focused on polarization. Polarization is widely – and rightly – seen as a threat to democracy. “If one thing is …

What the U.S. Can Learn from Germany’s Fate in the Covid-19 Crisis

For decades, many in Germany have envied the United States as a modern, efficiently governed democracy with a more flexible and more innovative economy than at home. This image has …

The 2021 Bundestag Election Year

One of the most consequential German elections in memory will take place on September 26, 2021, when a new Bundestag, a new coalition government, and a new chancellor will be …

Episode 35: The Christian Democratic Union after Merkel: The Race for CDU Chairmanship and the 2021 Federal Election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not stand for re-election when voters go to the polls on September 26, 2021. Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is one of the most successful …

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Bundestag Elections 2021

No Government Without the Greens? After a sobering result in the 2017 elections, the current rise of the Green Party gives reason to expect government participation in 2021. The former …

Corona-Warn-App and Germany’s Efforts to Tame COVID-19

Germany has been lauded as one of the world’s leading countries with regard to the tackling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first wave of this crisis, Germany managed to …

AICGS Trustee John Kornblum on U.S. Election and Transatlantic Relations

Amb. John Kornblum, AICGS Trustee, talks about the November 3 election and the impact of its outcome on German-American relations with Deutschlandfunk. Read Interview This interview originally aired on October …

Hard part is just beginning

Chancellor Helmut Kohl was fond of recalling how, before choosing 3 October 1990 as the official date for German reunification, he first checked with the weather bureau. He wanted a …

Gearing Up for the Post-Merkel Era

While Americans are consumed with the upcoming election on November 3, Germans are only starting to look ahead to their election next fall. These two elections will be critically important …

Jeff Rathke on Suspension of 29 Police Officers with Neo-Nazi Propaganda

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joins PRX’s The World to discuss the recent suspension of twenty-nine police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia, charged with sharing neo-Nazi propaganda. He notes that while German …