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Race to the East? China Revives the 17+1 Summit

Last month, Beijing suddenly announced a plan to host a digital 17+1 one summit in February, bringing its relationship with Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC or CEE) back into …

Episode 37: A Warming Trend for the U.S.-EU Partnership?

Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States has generated optimism about the prospects for renewing transatlantic relations after the cold front of the Trump years. As …

Episode 36: The Politics of Drones and the Future of Germany’s Defense Policy

Germany has dramatically increased its defense spending since the wake-up call of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine – the 2020 defense budget is 40% greater …

Jeff Rathke Pens Op-Ed for The Hill on EU-China Deal

AICGS President Jeff Rathke’s recent opinion piece, “How should Biden respond to the EU-China Deal?” was published on The Hill on Wednesday. He offers detailed analysis of the steps the …

Trump, Merkel, and Putin

Lessons and Legacies for Transatlantic Cooperation toward Russia Following Russia’s actions against Ukraine in 2014, Germany and the United States cooperated extensively to put into place an effective transatlantic response …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk

Martin Richenhagen, AICGS Chairman, was recently interviewed by the Deutschlandfunk Kultur show, “Im Gespräch.” The wide-ranging interview (in German), accompanied by an article, “From Religion Teacher to CEO,” (also in …

A New Age of Transatlantic Alliance?

The Covid-19 pandemic and growing tensions between the U.S. and China brought even greater global global attention to this year’s American presidential election. Despite the victory of the Democratic challenger …

The German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Future of Transatlantic Security

Strategic Compass: Guiding EU Security and Defense into the Future The United States is and will continue to be Germany’s most important partner in security and defense. Together we defend …

Europe’s Digital Autonomy and Potentials of a U.S.-German Alignment toward China

Download Publication A concerted response to China’s growing digital power is one of the most critical policy issues requiring U.S.-German coordination during the Biden administration. While approaches to cybersecurity are …

Jeff Rathke Joins Deutsche Welle to Discuss U.S.-Germany Military Policy

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joined Deutsche Welle’s The Day with Phil Gayle last Friday to comment on the National Defense Authorization Act as well as the bipartisan effort from Congress …

President Biden: Think Bigger and Broader with Berlin

Is the United States Germany’s strategic rival? Germany is the fourth-largest economy in the world, a leading liberal democratic power, the core state in the European Union, an active NATO ally, and …

Jeff Rathke on Obama’s Views of Relationships with Key EU Partners

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joined Deutsche Welle’s The Day with Brent Goff to discuss excerpts from President Barack Obama’s recently published memoir, in which Obama discusses the United States’ as …