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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 …

Risky Business

A delegation of business leaders, led by German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel, visited Iran in July, just weeks after the U.S. and Iran reached a nuclear deal. Although some are …

The Refugee Crisis

For Europe, the current refugee crisis presents a two-fold challenge: Will we uphold our humanitarian values, that is, do we view the refugees as people in need and with a …

AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes Discusses Cooperation with Russia

Intensifying pressure brought on by waves of refugee migrants to Europe has generated much debate about Germany’s and Europe’s foreign policy choices regarding the war in Syria. On September 18, …

Immigration Developments

As the influx of migrants making the strenuous trip to Europe continues, it is becoming obvious that if Europe as whole does not agree on a unified solution, it will …

Germany’s Real Refugee Crisis

Germany’s growing refugee crisis has prompted experts to question the country’s foreign policy regarding the troubled neighborhood around Europe’s frontier. In this article from The New York Times, Clemins Wergin, …