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Russia and Germany in Crimea: The Irony of History

History sometimes likes to play games of irony, counting on our short memory. One such irony is revealed in the context of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. In March 2014 Russian …

German Space Exploration and International Cooperation

On September 30, 2016, the Rosetta space mission came to an end. The mission, run by the European Space Agency (ESA), represented one of the most dramatic space achievements in …

Notizen Weekly for September 30, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Strong inflation numbers from Germany (Reuters) U.S. economy less sluggish in 2nd qtr; companies investing more (Reuters) …

Notizen Weekly for September 23, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics German economic growth will slow in second half, ministry says (Reuters) Volkswagen Shareholders Seek $9.2 Billion Over …

Notizen Weekly for September 9, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Germany’s output growth slowed to a 15-month low (VOA News) Germany warned Britain against negotiating free trade …

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Meet the 2016 Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows

AICGS is pleased to welcome three Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows this summer. Yeon Jeong Gu, Nina Janz, and Ivo Plšek will conduct their research on the topic of …

Notizen Weekly for August 5, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics The German state profited from incurring more debt in the first half of this year, a newspaper …

Notizen Weekly for July 29, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Volkswagen gets initial approval of $14.7 billion settlement with U.S. drivers. The auto maker plans to hire …

Notizen Weekly for July 8, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics The effects of Brexit notwithstanding, European companies have suffered an alarming decline in standing over the last …

Notizen Weekly for July 1, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Moelis & Co. names Bank of America’s Stefan Mueller to head investment banking in Germany. (Bloomberg) After …

A Transatlantic Perspective: Welcoming Cities and the Policy and Practice of Refugee and Immigrant Integration

This Issue Brief is the result of an AICGS conference held in cooperation with Welcoming America and the Urban Institute in Washington, DC in May 2016 entitled “Welcoming Cities and …

No Place to Stay? Discrimination Patterns in the German and American Rental Housing Markets

Things have changed. While for a long time German politicians have tried to define Germany as a ‘non-immigration country,‘ it is now one of the countries receiving the most migration …