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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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Deutschland 4.0? Germany’s Digital Strategy Over the Next Four Years

On Sunday, the members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) voted in favor of the coalition agreement that will see Angela Merkel to remain Chancellor for the next four years. …

Mirko Hohmann, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Mirko Hohmann as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in March 2018. Mr. Hohmann is a project manager at the …

The Munich Security Conference and the Transatlantic Partnership

At the 2018 Munich Security Conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger awarded Senator John McCain the Ewald von Kleist Award for his services to transatlantic relations and to the Munich Security Conference. In his tribute to Senator McCain, former US Vice President Biden praised the senator’s contributions to America’s leadership in making the world stronger and Europe better.

Understanding Uncertainty

“Today we find ourselves in a paradoxical situation. We enjoy all the achievements of modern civilization that have made our physical existence on this earth easier so in many important …

Steven Höfner, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Steven Höfner as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in February-March 2018. Steven Höfner is Desk Officer for European Affairs …

AICGS and the Hanns-Seidel Stiftung Launch the Transatlantic Cybersecurity Partnership

Leading cyber experts from Germany and the United States convened in Munich on January 24 to discuss the most pressing cybersecurity issues for transatlantic cooperation. Participants from the German Federal …

Christian Patz, Florian Wätzel, AGSR Fellows

AICGS is pleased to welcome Christian Patz and Florian Wätzel as AICGS/GMF Fellows with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in January-February 2018. Christian Patz is a researcher and …

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Islamist Terrorism in Germany: Threats, Responses, and the Need for a Strategy

Policy Report 66 One year after Germany’s largest jihadist terrorist attack, and only two years after Angela Merkel’s decision to open the country’s borders to nearly a million refugees and …

The National Security Strategy: Symbolism vs. Substance

The National Security Strategy (NSS) released by the White House this week—the only time in the first year of a new presidency—is a sober and realistic assessment of the state …

Cyber Threat Intelligence: The Need for Coherence and Coordination

Regarding cyber threats as a key challenge to their core security interests, NATO and the EU jointly declared at the NATO Warsaw Summit in 2016 that cooperating in countering cyber …

How to Explain PESCO to Trump?

Who would have thought that the signing of a new framework for defense cooperation in the European Union is worthy of a push notification? Now political wonks on both sides …