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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 …

Germany Buys Pipeline Peace with Washington at the Price of Owning Russian Misbehavior

The United States and Germany, seeking to lower the temperature in their six-year-old dispute over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, issued a joint statement on July 21, 2021. The …

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Receives Honorary Doctorate from JHU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins University during her visit to Washington, DC, on July 15, 2021. AICGS is proud to have played a …

AICGS Experts Preview Merkel’s Visit to Washington

Securing a Transatlantic Legacy Jeff Rathke, President Chancellor Merkel makes her last official visit to Washington just weeks before the September 26 Bundestag election will punctuate her path-breaking career as …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy on Engagement with China?

AICGS Asks: What legacy does Angela Merkel leave on Germany and Europe’s position toward China? Noah Barkin German Marshall Fund of the United States When assessing Angela Merkel’s foreign policy …

Berlin and Washington Revive Their Defense Partnership

Will Germany’s Next Government Address its Defense Spending Dilemma? German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Washington on June 30, developing Germany’s emerging role as one of the Biden administration’s most …

Book Review: “Between Containment and Rollback: The United States and the Cold War in Germany”

Sixty-eight years ago this week, thousands of Germans living in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) rebelled against their government and brought East Germany to the edge of collapse. That episode …

The Future of Transatlantic Security

Bolstering the Transatlantic Partnership: What do we expect from each other? The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Defence hosted a workshop …