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Security & Defense

German-American defense and security ties and the NATO alliance are critical to meeting modern threats. Moving past the traditional threats found in earlier years, today’s concerns range from rouge states, to cybersecurity, to terrorism, and more. German-American cooperation is essential.
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AICGS Experts Preview Merkel’s Visit to Washington

Securing a Transatlantic Legacy Jeff Rathke, President Chancellor Merkel makes her last official visit to Washington just weeks before the September 26 Bundestag election will punctuate her path-breaking career as …

Berlin and Washington Revive Their Defense Partnership

Will Germany’s Next Government Address its Defense Spending Dilemma? German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Washington on June 30, developing Germany’s emerging role as one of the Biden administration’s most …

Russia and the German Elections

The recent hijacking of an EU civilian plane by the Lukashenko regime has brought into sharp focus the challenges which both the U.S. and Europe face in dealing with Russia. …

The Future of Transatlantic Security

Bolstering the Transatlantic Partnership: What do we expect from each other? The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Defence hosted a workshop …

Biden’s First 100 Days: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation on Policies Toward China

Download Publication As we approach the first 100 days of the Biden administration, it is a good time to take stock of the new direction in U.S. foreign policy and …

Episode 39: Revitalizing Transatlantic Power

President Joe Biden has made rebuilding the transatlantic partnership a focus of his administration after four years of frosty relations between Europe and the United States. One of the most …

Episode 36: The Politics of Drones and the Future of Germany’s Defense Policy

Germany has dramatically increased its defense spending since the wake-up call of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine – the 2020 defense budget is 40% greater …

Trump, Merkel, and Putin

Lessons and Legacies for Transatlantic Cooperation toward Russia Following Russia’s actions against Ukraine in 2014, Germany and the United States cooperated extensively to put into place an effective transatlantic response …

The German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Future of Transatlantic Security

Strategic Compass: Guiding EU Security and Defense into the Future The United States is and will continue to be Germany’s most important partner in security and defense. Together we defend …