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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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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] …

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It’s TTIP, Stupid!

By Werner Sonne After the announcement on developing an “Anti-Spy-Agreement”, one question has been swept under the rug. If there was no spying, why sign such an agreement? The NSA …

Yellen-Merkel: A Possible Tandem of Powerful Women

Frequent AICGS participant and Director, Co-chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum (OMFIF), David Marsh recently detailed prospects for strong female leadership in the German chancellory and U.S. …

Attempt at a “Youth Guarantee”

Improving youth unemployment has always been a priority for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration. On July 3, 2013, the Chancellor called a summit with 18 fellow European leaders and 28 …

Who’s Afraid of GMOs?: Understanding the Differences in the Regulation of GMOs in the United States and European Union

Issue Brief 44 Regulatory and perceptual considerations of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) divide the United States and European Union; these transatlantic differences, and the series of festering trade disputes they …

TTIP Negotiations: First Round Washington, DC

Background It is easy to be pessimistic about the EU and U.S. negotiations of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Previous initiatives to improve the regulatory cooperation between the EU …

Germany and the Euro Zone Balance of Power: Transatlantic Trade to the Rescue?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) launched by President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the G8 Summit in …