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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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Statement on Rising Incidents of Anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States

The terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 shocked the world, a stunning, deliberate, and cooardinated act of violence that became the deadliest day for Jews since the end of …

Publication Preview: The German-Israeli Special Relationship

In the coming weeks, the American-German Institute will publish “The German-Israeli Special Relationship: A Chronicle of Four Decades, 1983-2023” from Senior Fellow Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman. In light of the …

Episode 94: The German-Israeli Relationship Following the October 7 Terror Attacks

On October 7, Hamas terrorists carried out a surprise attack that killed 1,400 people—the deadliest day in Israel’s history. Over 200 people remain hostages. One of the first foreign leaders …

The Opposition Wins in Poland

Implications for German-Polish Relations and Western Unity Poland’s ruling populist, conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) lost the country’s consequential parliamentary election on October 15. While the party came in …

Germany’s Role in the World

This article was originally published in German in CIVIS, August 2023. The question of Germany’s role in the world is as old as the Federal Republic. In the beginning, it …

Andreas Freytag, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Andreas Freytag as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in October and November 2023. Dr. Andreas Freytag is Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Honorary Professor …

A Limping Coalition of the Willing

Why is Transatlantic Cooperation on Clean Steel Lagging Behind? The 2020s have arrived as a decade of multiple crises. Beyond their devastating impact, however, these crises have also changed our …

Europe Must Stand Firm Supporting Ukraine’s Independence

As the Ukraine conflict continues with no end in sight after over one and a half years of fighting, the European determination to stand up against Putin’s war of aggression …

Germany’s Juggling Act between Taiwan and China

In the past few years, the German government led by Olaf Scholz has shifted considerably Berlin’s policy regarding the Indo-Pacific region. Concerned by China’s expanding power and ambitions in the …

One Year of the IRA

Assessing the Impact on Europe’s Clean Energy Industry A U.S. Climate Action Milestone The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been hailed by many as the most “important climate action in …

What Follows from Germany’s National Security Strategy?

Strategic Foreign Policy Toward Russia, China, and Transatlantic Relations Russia’s war against Ukraine highlighted the epochal turning point in German foreign policy, which Olaf Scholz called a Zeitenwende. Germany has …