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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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Dishonest Accusations: Dr. Jackson Janes on the NSA Scandal

Featured today on Stern Magazine’s website, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes’ article, titled “Eure Anfeindungen sind verlogen” (Translated: “Your Accusations are Dishonest”), challenges German reactions to the revelations of NSA …

Energy and Security Risks: A Transatlantic Comparison

Cutting across policy areas, energy security decision-making has become a necessity in the twenty-first century. Having important consequences for climate and space policy, domestic and transatlantic debates over energy policy …

AICGS In The News on Cybersecurity

AICGS President, Jackson Janes, has recently been quoted in a number of news articles on cybersecurity and data privacy. From a range of online and print outlets, these pieces detail …

The Church Committee and Contemporary Surveillance

Recently, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Russell A. Miller, detailed the “1975 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” and its implications for contemporary surveillance in …

From the West to the Rest. Changing Patterns on Global Metals and Mineral Markets: A Need for a Global Dialogue on Raw Materials in a Changing World

As new technologies develop and economies emerge, the concept of risk is evolving to meet twenty-first century realities. No longer only the purview of economic and financial markets, or terrorism …

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It’s a Material World: Managing Metals and Critical Materials against All Odds

Commodity Markets under Stress The international commodity markets are under stress. Since 2000, prices have been on an upward trajectory due to soaring demand, briefly interrupted by the financial crisis. …

Berlin’s Military Stance

In this recent Financial Times piece, Ulrich Speck, Publicist for Global Europe and former AICGS Fellow, dissects the foreign policy stance of Germany with regards to the use of military …

Germany’s Military Future

In this recent piece from Gunther Hellmann–Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and former AICGS Fellow–entitled “Mali, the Bundeswehr and Germany Passing Passion for “Talk,” which originally appeared with the …

Risk Governance and Transatlantic Cooperation in Space

Purely national approaches to cope with major transnational challenges are doomed to fail. The United States and the EU are key players in this context—without the two economic and political heavyweights, systemic …

The Comprehensive Approach in Euro-Atlantic Security

The transformation of the international arena in the last two decades and the respective revisions of international conflict management have made the realignment of traditional security concepts possible and necessary. …

The Turn Away From Europe

This essay by Josef Joffe, which originally appeared in Commentary Magazine, examines the shift in U.S. foreign policy away from the European theater. Specifically, Dr. Joffe takes a look at …