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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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Immigration in Crisis, On Both Sides of the Atlantic

As waves of refugees continue to enter Europe, they are being greeted with various reactions by EU member states.  Many migrants are headed for Germany, perceived by many as the …

From the AGI Bookshelf: Dead Wake

With all the publications on the centenary of World War I that have emerged over the past few years, there has been a focus on the forces that led to …

Containing Gazprom

Since Russia first invaded Ukraine last year, Putin has boasted of his ability to exploit natural gas dependency to undermine European solidarity. Indeed, though the continent as a whole relies …

AGI President Dr. Jackson Janes Discusses Turkey and The U.S.

In this recent interview, AGI President Dr. Jackson Janes sits down with Deutschlandfunk to discuss the moral dilemma between the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State (IS) and the Turkish …

Germany’s Missed Chance: President el-Sisi Invited to Germany

At the beginning of June, current Egyptian President and former General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visited Berlin at the invitation of the Merkel government. This meeting was part of an ongoing …

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Europe Needs a New Narrative

In this recent interview, former U.S. ambassador to Germany and AGI Trustee John Kornblum suggests that the West needs to change its narrative on the crisis in Ukraine and the …

Thawing Negotiations with Iran

Iran and the P5+1 have reached a historic deal that limits Iran’s nuclear ambitions. After months of debate and compromising on both sides, what does this mean for transatlantic security …

Germany Has Lessons for the South

The recent public debate in the United States over displaying the Confederate flag in the South, particularly in government buildings and at public memorials, is an echo of the racism …

New German Cybersecurity (BSI) Act:Ready for the Next Cyber War?  

As do many other countries, Germany struggles to find the right balance between privacy and cybersecurity. It is a balancing act on many fronts. The German government has suggested a …

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Germany Rethinks Its Security Policy

At the Munich Security Conference in 2014, German President Joachim Gauck challenged the Federal Republic to assume greater responsibility in security policy, emphasizing German leadership in conflict prevention, but also …

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies Politics and International Relations Every year, the American-German Institute (AGI) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and …