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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 relationships. There is no other country with which the U.S. shares a stronger mix of interests and values on twenty-first century challenges.
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President Biden: Think Bigger and Broader with Berlin

Is the United States Germany’s strategic rival? Germany is the fourth-largest economy in the world, a leading liberal democratic power, the core state in the European Union, an active NATO ally, and …

Jeff Rathke on Obama’s Views of Relationships with Key EU Partners

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joined Deutsche Welle’s The Day with Brent Goff to discuss excerpts from President Barack Obama’s recently published memoir, in which Obama discusses the United States’ as …

Seeing the Green Light

What to Expect from the German Green Party on Foreign and Security Policy in 2021 and Beyond Despite not being one of their original core topics, the German Greens are …

Jeff Rathke on the Biden Administration’s Approach to Europe

Looking at how a new Biden administration will approach Europe, AICGS President Jeff Rathke is cautious, telling Handelsblatt (in German) that domestic concerns will supersede foreign relations, especially when politically …

Allies’ Reactions to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

AICGS will be compiling German and European leaders’ reactions to the U.S. election. This post will be updated. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, CDU November 7: Merkel released an official …

Episode 33: The German Approach to China and the Indo-Pacific

Germany’s relationship with China is one of Berlin’s top priorities. In the past few years, a crucial debate has taken place in Germany and has broadened the issues in the …

Election Observations from Germany

An Election Day that leaves many of us perplexed. Four observations: First: There is a lot of talk again about European autonomy and strategic sovereignty of the Europeans. Only, I …

What Happens to America’s Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Elections?

Until the election of Donald Trump in 2016 transatlantic relations were undergoing a steady shift in focus. As the European Union grew from an embryonic six-nation grouping in 1957 into …

Easier Said than Done – Still, Germany and the U.S. Need to Break the Cycle on Migration

Looking back after five years, Germany’s relative success with the more than 1.1 million people who arrived in 2015 is a vindication of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief in Germany’s can-do …

Jeff Rathke on Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election

Asked how transatlantic relations should look after the U.S. presidential election, AICGS President Jeff Rathke tells Handelsblatt (in German) that Washington should prioritize shared interests where the U.S. and its …