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Rebooting the U.S.-EU Defense Relationship

President Biden has come into office determined to reboot the U.S.-EU relationship after four years of tension between Washington and Brussels. The Biden administration acknowledges that the European Union is …

Fresh Start or False Dawn?

Prospects for U.S.-German relations in the post-Merkel era The pieces in U.S.-German relations are in flux. With the ‘traffic light’ coalition between the SPD, Greens, and FDP in office, German …

Episode 50: German Interests, a New Coalition, and a Changing World

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS president Jeff Rathke and Senior Fellow and Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish talk with Dr. Josef Joffe about Germany’s foreign and economic policy …

Germany’s China Policy Moves Past Merkel

As Germany’s Merkel era ended, her brand of engagement-driven China policy seems also to have been consigned to history. The writing was already on the wall after the China-EU Comprehensive …

Episode 48: The Future of Germany’s Security and Defense Policy

Germany is essential to transatlantic security, a fact that grows more important with rising security challenges in Europe. Berlin’s allies have long called on the country to play a bigger …

Episode 45: Democracy as the Victor in Germany’s Federal Election

The September 26 German federal election marked a notable decline of the traditional big-tent parties (Volksparteien) and significant gains by the Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party, who …

Kai Oppermann, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Dr. Kai Oppermann as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2021. Kai Oppermann is Professor of International Politics at the Chemnitz University of …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Foreign Policy Legacy?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s foreign policy legacy? Aylin Matlé Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Angela Merkel’s tenure will be remembered for the style rather than the substance of her chancellorship. Hers was …

Nord Stream 2 Deal

Not a Gift to Putin but a Realistic Choice Opposition to the Biden administration’s deal with Germany over the lifting of sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project …

Sophia Besch, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Sophia Besch as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September to December 2021. Ms. Besch is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform’s …

Alliance Relations and Berlin

Berlin posed the worst kind of alliance problem. Lying 100 miles inside East German territory, surrounded by 124 Soviet and East German divisions, Berlin was indefensible by the West. General …