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Episode 44: Climate Policy and International Economic and Financial Cooperation

Climate policy has become a major issue in German domestic politics and was a key topic for the recent German federal election. All major political parties in Germany included climate …

Trust as the Foundation of the Transatlantic Partnership in the Digital World

Ultra-fast 5G broadband cellular connectivity will advance a host of the technologies of the future, including Industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, drones, and telemedicine, to name just a few. …

Michael Schwan, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Michael Schwan as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2021. Dr. Schwan is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne in Germany …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy for European Integration?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s European legacy? Erik Jones Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Angela Merkel will be remembered for many things, but her grudging pragmatism in response …

Nudging Germany toward a More Strategic Economic Role

The Social Democrats have come out on top in yesterday’s German election and are likely to lead the next government. But despite their losses, the Christian Democrats may still have …

Globally Connected and Resilient – Thinking Foreign Economic Policy Strategically

Foreign and economic policies of most states can hardly be considered two separate spheres. In an increasingly multipolar world order, the return of geostrategy in the sense of 19th century-style …

Germany Has a Math Problem, and It’s about to Get Worse

What the numbers say about the energy landscape In this traditional state of Bavaria where election banners offering defense of “Heimat” (Homeland) seized the day in the last election, the …

Thomas Fröhlich, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Thomas Fröhlich as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September to November 2021. Dr. Fröhlich currently holds a prestigious ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of …

Trade and Climate: A Looming Transatlantic Face-Off?

The idea that trade policies should be put to work on behalf of climate goals is gaining increasing currency. In a striking case of serendipity, the European Union and the …

The Fight Against Money Laundering: Germany Expands its Transparency Register

In Germany and the United States, criminals often hide behind a complicated web of companies that does not reveal the individuals who control the entities. But there are also many …

Adapting the Global Tax System to the 21st Century Economy

Since 2012, the OECD has been exploring options to prevent tax avoidance by large international corporations. These efforts were massively pushed by Janet Yellen when she called for a global …

Where Do They Stand on Climate? Comparing German Party Programs

Climate politics is back on the agenda. According to a recent poll, 34 % of the Germans consider environment and climate an important current issue. Still far away from their …

Peter Rashish Interviewed on Chancellor Merkel’s Washington, DC, Visit

Ahead of the meeting between the U.S. and German leaders, Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish spoke with  the Italian news site Formiche.net. In the interview, “Biden’s Bet on Merkel and …

After Merkel’s Steady Hand, A More European and Strategically-Minded Germany?

On July 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Joe Biden in the White House, the first European leader to visit him since he took office in January. …