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The Trump War on Germany

After the most recent visit to Washington by Chancellor Merkel in April, a German diplomat came away from the brief working meeting with the president with the clear conclusion that …

Germany’s Aussenpolik After the Election

The German election of 2017 has produced an unstable government which is unlikely to offer the kind of leadership in foreign and security policy that Europe and the larger West …

Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

The AICGS project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. …

Understanding the U.S. from the American-German Situation Room

In early 2018, we spent four weeks as fellows of the American-German Situation Room (AGSR) in Washington, DC and New York City. The objective of our visit to the AGSR …

Cyber Defense Working Group Outcomes

Information-sharing—for example on attribution for a cyber intrusion, potential cyber threats, or indicators of compromise—can happen between Germany and the United States best if it stays on the operational and …

The Imprint of Trumpism: Exploring Conservative America

Any effort to understand change in complex societies like the U.S. or Germany is a challenge for the foreign observer. One is tempted to employ frameworks that may not fit …

Judy Asks: Should Germany Dump Nord Stream 2? Can it?

This is a tough call. Germany has an interest in keeping a Russian stake in the stability of Europe, something President Putin has just emphasized—and he is actually speaking the …

What’s next for the West?

Crises are not new to the transatlantic relationship — the Iraq war and the financial crisis seriously tested the alliance — but things are much worse this time around. Featuring …

Jeffrey Rathke Selected as New AICGS President

AICGS is pleased to announce that the Institute’s Board of Trustees has selected Jeffrey Rathke as the new AICGS President. Mr. Rathke will succeed Jackson Janes on August 27, 2018. …

New Ideas for an Evolving Transatlantic Partnership

Foreign and Domestic Policy Recommendations During 2017-2018, the AICGS project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” examined transatlantic challenges and new ideas for the German-American-European …

The Dangers of Division: The Importance of Transatlantic Cooperation in a Changing Political Climate

AICGS is pleased to present the written results of the second year of its project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement.” The six authors together …

Fissures in the Fundament: Challenges and Choices for Liberals and Conservatives 

When Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started erupting last month, it came as no surprise to experts or residents of the Big Island. Monitoring the rumblings of lava flows has been going …

Assessing Transatlantic Fallout after the U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has occasioned another round of reflection on the state and future of the transatlantic alliance. Though subject to significant skepticism and some …

Changing Resource Needs for a Clean Energy Future: Transatlantic Implications – Part II

Transatlantic Opportunities for a Clean Energy Future As Part I of this blogpost highlights, the transatlantic partners face some risks and uncertainties when it comes to the resources necessary for …