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Today, Germany stands at the center of Europe and is the most influential member of the European Union. Germany is a key partner of the U.S. in its most important international trade and economic relationships. As two of the world’s leading trading nations, the United States and Germany share a deep and abiding interest in the health of the world economy. There is no other country with which the U.S. shares a stronger mix of interests and values.
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Remapping German-American Relations

In the course of 2013, German-American relations reached their lowest point since the beginning of the Iraq War a decade ago. Europeans have been outraged over the revelations concerning the …

Does Germany’s Step to the Left Sacrifice the Economy?

Arguing in Forbes that the Free Democratic Party’s exit from the Bundestag spells stagnation for the German and European economies, Doug Bandow details the FDP’s long slide to missing the …

Shaping Transatlantic Solutions: Challenges of the 2012 and 2013 Elections

The U.S. elections in 2012 and the German elections in 2013 demonstrate that, despite their geographic distance, the two countries are confronted by both similar and shared problems: debt crises, …

Restoring Transatlantic Trust

Trust is above all other elements in international diplomacy, and the host of leaked U.S. electronic surveillance programs have sunk German-American relations lower than during the crisis over the Iraq …

Learn to Live With Germany

Calls for “European solidarity” will not phase post-election Germany. Writing for the Carnegie Europe blog  “Strategic Europe,” former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and AICGS Trustee John Kornblum recalls the effect …

Merkel’s Victory for the Transatlantic Economy

Sometimes, the absence of something proves its existence.  That was certainly the case with the importance of transatlantic relations for Germany’s economic interests during the recent election campaign that returned …

Drahgi’s Take on Current Affairs

As G-20 leaders gathered in St. Petersburg and grappled with the question of what to do about Syria, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, tried to …

Ghosts of the Habsburg Empire: Lessons for the Euro Zone

Writing in East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, Dr. Stephen G. Gross and Dr. S. Chase Gummer draw on this historical case of a collapsing currency union to caution …

Reading the Fed’s Minutes: Mismanaging Expectations?

The publication of the Fed’s minutes from the July Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting triggered a flurry of headlines ranging from “Fed remains committed to tapering [its asset purchases] …