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Our societies are changing on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to demographic change, immigration and integration, and regional differences—among other factors. Greater understanding about our cultures, an open exchange about emerging issues, and fostering dialogue between different groups can help German and American societies build stronger internal and external connections and awareness.
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Obama and Merkel Craft Their Approaches to Islam, Refugees

In both the United States and Germany, tensions have risen regarding the influx of refugees and relations with domestic and asylum-seeking Muslims. Early this month, President Barack Obama visited the …

Golden Opportunity – The Refugee Crisis’s Economic Potential for Germany

Last fall at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board at Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz, and recipient of the 2015 Global Leadership Award abruptly …

The Sad Truth Highlighted by Germany Assaults

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Joyce Marie Mushaben weighs in on the Cologne assaults in this blog post from CNN.

Center-Right Parties and Immigration: Contours of a Conundrum

Immigration policymaking has attracted a great deal of interest recently. Somewhat surprisingly, there is only limited political science scholarship on the role that political parties play in the process. This …

A Comparative Historical Analysis of Policy Trajectories in U.S. Bilingual Education and Islamic Religious Instruction in Germany (1965-2010): The Varying Influences of Anti-Immigrant Populism

Introduction In “Why Islam is Like Spanish: Cultural Incorporation in Europe and the United States,” Aristide Zolberg and Long Litt Woon argue that Islam and Spanish pose cultural threats to …

Impact of the Paris Attacks on Immigration Policy

After the worst attacks on French soil since World War II, anxiety is growing across Europe—including in Germany—on the topic of immigration. The Paris attacks have raised fears that IS …

AICGS Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Future Leaders

From October 11-15, 2015, AICGS convened the inaugural group of young leaders in its new AICGS Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Future Leaders. The participants engaged in exchanges and …

Merkel and Hollande Address European Parliament

In recent years, as Europe has confronted crisis after crisis, we have seen the importance of German leadership, and of integrating that leadership into a community of nations working toward …

Joschka Fischer on German Leadership, the Refugee Crisis, and Chancellor Merkel

From the Jacques Delors Institute, former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer speaks on the topics that are dominating the discussion in Europe: German leadership, the ongoing migrant crisis, and the …

The Migration Crisis: A Test to the Union

Germany is a nervous country right now—nervous about what can go wrong. But it is also a moment in which Germany has to demonstrate leadership in its own interests and …