AICGS

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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Reinstating Conscription: Wrong Issue, Wrong Time

Nearly a decade after Germany suspended military conscription, the topic has found its way back into the German political debate. In a surprise move, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the general secretary of …

The Transatlantic Security Landscape in Europe

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security Edited by Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud The geopolitical and strategic landscape in Europe has transformed fundamentally under …

A Nuclear Germany Strengthens the Security of the West

The U.S. president’s semi-authoritarian attitude and his willingness to make friends with the enemies of democracy has exacerbated doubts about whether the West is at risk of breaking up. President …

The Trump War on Germany

After the most recent visit to Washington by Chancellor Merkel in April, a German diplomat came away from the brief working meeting with the president with the clear conclusion that …

Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

The AICGS project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. …

Second Roundtable Looks at Role of Private Sector and Civil Society in Attribution

Defense and tech experts from the United States and Germany gathered in the conference room of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC, on May 23 to …

Third Transatlantic Cyber Dialogue Stresses Value of New Information Sharing Venues

Ten German and ten American policymakers met at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC, on May 24 to continue work on cybersecurity proposals to strengthen the …

Digital Propaganda Working Group Outcomes

The U.S. and German participants agreed on common principles, such as securing the free democratic order on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as stabilizing and shaping a common …

Cyber Defense Working Group Outcomes

Information-sharing—for example on attribution for a cyber intrusion, potential cyber threats, or indicators of compromise—can happen between Germany and the United States best if it stays on the operational and …

Jeffrey Rathke Selected as New AICGS President

Jeffrey Rathke is the President of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining AICGS, Jeff was a senior fellow …

The Dangers of Division: The Importance of Transatlantic Cooperation in a Changing Political Climate

Policy Report 67 AICGS is pleased to present the written results of the second year of its project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement.” The …

Election Meddlers and Transatlantic Remedies

People whose Facebook profile yields matches for the key words Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Fox News Channel, very conservative, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Pence, Breitbart, and Mike Huckabee were targeted with digital …