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The Need to Think Bigger

Recent events in Europe, especially Spain, have once again ignited numerous debates about the potential breakup of the euro zone. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle laid out and defended what he felt was needed to fix Europe. However, according to Executive Director Jack Janes and Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera, Mr. Westerwelle’s plan does not go far enough.

From Paris to Athens and Back to Madrid: The Return of Crisis Management

Once again the uncertainty surrounding Greece has plunged Europe into crisis mode. The euro zone is fighting on three fronts: it is trying to keep Greece on course, save Spain from its banks, and define a middle-term strategy for growth. The crisis really is back with a vengeance.

The Growth Compact

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) was in heavily fortified Barcelona, Spain today. I believe it is the first time in the history of the ECB that it …

Potentials of linking quality of care with payment systems in the German and U.S. health care systems

With aging populations and rising costs, health care provision is a concern for societies on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., the Affordable Care Act just passed its …

The Transatlantic Climate and Energy Dialogue: Urban and Regional Transportation and Energy Problems and Solutions

AICGS’ is undertaking a project on “The Transatlantic Climate and Energy Dialogue: Urban and Regional Transportation and Energy Problems and Solutions” in 2012. This project will continue the transatlantic climate …

Transatlantic Financial Risks Remain

While some may see the euro crisis slowly ending, Matthias Matthijs argues that it is far from over — and that political unrest and uncertainly poses a significant risk to …

Evaluating Risk – Overarching Questions

Economic and financial market risks; the consequences of climate change, terrorism, and organized crime; supply security of energy and raw materials; the increase of cyber-crime; and the vulnerability of critical …

The End of Austerity?

Is Germany becoming increasingly isolated in Europe? The European media certainly thinks so. AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera examines the latest turn in the struggle to contain the crisis in Europe and argues that the price for more harmony in the euro zone could very well be the introduction of Eurobonds.

Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Germany: Weighing the Risks

Issue Brief 42 Energy and climate policy in the U.S. and in Germany seem to be miles apart. In 2011, Germany decided to phase-out nuclear, whereas in early 2012 the …

The Decentralization of the Electricity Grid – Mitigating Risk in the Energy Sector

Introduction Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. in 2005 and the earthquake off the coast of Japan in 2011 (which resulted in a devastating tsunami and the nuclear …

German Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of German health care terms for additional information.

U.S. Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of U.S. health care terms for additional information.