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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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Changing Parameters of Interdependence: The Triangle of German-Chinese-U.S. Relations

The twenty-first century is a century that is and will be increasingly marked by changing patterns of interdependence, influence, and interests among states, regions, and non-state actors. The structures of …

Missing a Chance, Again

In this article from the Berlin Policy Journal, AICGS Trustee Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger calls for Europe to demonstrate its leadership and a common foreign policy in ending the civil war …

China: A New Partner for Europe in the Middle East

For those who wished for an improvement in the Middle East, the New Year certainly started with plenty of disappointments. Drastic deterioration of Saudi-Iranian relations, calamitous attacks in Afghanistan and …

Has Germany Led the West’s Response toward Russia…and Will It Stay the Course?

Germany has been widely perceived as calling the shots in European crisis management efforts in Ukraine. Some observers argued that Germany has taken on a leadership role not only in …

Bridging the Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation on China

Introduction In 2011, EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht stated that “America and Europe may often bicker, but in the end we know we are each other’s partner of choice.” …

Bedingt Abwehrbereit? The German Debate about Cybersecurity and the Value of Intelligence

In today’s interconnected world, we can no longer keep our policy areas separate; what affects security policy also impacts an economy’s prosperity, and the decisions made can have ramifications on …

Eine deutsche Metamorphose: Vom unsicheren Kantonisten zur europäischen Führungsmacht

Deutschland ist zum Vorreiter in Europa geworden: zu einer Führungsmacht, die ihre Legitimität aus dem Engagement für ein zivilisiertes Miteinander zieht. Daraus erklärt sich auch die bisherige Gefolgschaft anderer europäischer …

A Long View of Transatlantic Crises: Increasing closeness, increasing friction

In 1969, when I was elected national chairman of the Young Socialists (Jungsozialisten – Jusos), the SPD youth organization, the future US ambassador to Germany John Kornblum was a young …

Merkel and Hollande Address European Parliament

In recent years, as Europe has confronted crisis after crisis, we have seen the importance of German leadership, and of integrating that leadership into a community of nations working toward …