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Concentric circles: The meaning of the German elections in international relations

Germany has always been about more than itself. Given its geographical position in the middle of Europe, Germany’s role, its power, and its influence on its neighbors over many centuries has been of importance to Germans and non-Germans alike.

Notizen Weekly for August 25

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s dirty diesel cars en route for Eastern Europe (DW) Warum ist Strom so teuer? (Spiegel) Brexit-Folgen: …

The AfD: Germany’s Alternative to What?

Germany’s election on September 24 will likely bring a new political party to the Bundestag: the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Five years after the party’s emergence, the AfD calls itself …

Notizen Weekly for August 18

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Air Berlin files for insolvency but flights continue (BBC News) ECB Leery of Ending Stimulus, Worried It …

The German Election and German Defense

Foreign policy issues will not play a major role in the decision of most Germans when they go to vote on September 24, yet the campaign which now has opened …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Edward Luce is an experienced veteran of U.S. affairs for the Financial Times, but his latest book takes a wider focus in an attempt to provide a framework for how …

Notizen Weekly for August 11

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Privatisierungs-Überlegungen: Was macht Niedersachen eigentlich mit dem VW-Geld? (FAZ) German confidence in automakers and politicians plummets (DW) …

The Social Democrat Dilemma

Germany’s Social Democrats are frustrated. Aside from being down in the polls behind Chancellor Merkel and the CDU/CSU, they seem to be plagued by some unfortunately timed incidents that will …

German Defense Industry Gearing Up

Germany is emerging as a major defense player in Europe. With the UK leaving the EU, Germany and France are now leading Europe’s efforts to secure the continent. The Cipher …

German Defense Industry Gearing Up

Featuring Stephen Szabo via The Cipher Brief on August 9, 2017.

Free Democrats Thinking in New Ways

Germany’s Free Democrats stand a good chance of returning to national government after the German election next month. Polls suggest that the liberal party – “liberal” in the classical European sense, not …

Notizen Weekly for August 4

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations  Geoeconomics German carmakers face new scandal over antitrust issues (New York Times) German unemployment edges up in summer …