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The Foreign Policy Dimension of Germany’s Election Cycle

The end of the era of Angela Merkel in German politics will reshape the German political landscape and promises the most open-ended parliamentary elections in September 2021 since the elections …

Looking at the Liberals

The Electoral Chances of the FDP Amidst the current speculation about the results of Germany’s September elections, much popular focus is on the contest between the Greens led by the young chancellor …

President Biden’s Recognition of the 1915 Armenian Genocide

Will the German Government Follow? On April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden recognized as a genocide the mass killings by the crumbling Ottoman Empire of 1.5 million Armenians, beginning in …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Transatlantic Legacy?

AICGS asks: What is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s transatlantic legacy? How has the partnership fared under Merkel, and what challenges are left for her successor? John Kornblum AICGS Trustee As she …

Germany intends to restitute artworks from the Kingdom of Benin (“Benin Bronzes”) to Nigeria

On April 30, 2021, Germany’s Culture Minister Monika Grütters announced that restitution of a “substantial” portion of Benin artworks that are held in German museums to Nigeria will begin next …

A Historic Choice?

The Bundestag Election on September 26, 2021 Every election is a “historic” one, as we regularly learn from the candidates. But the federal election in Germany on September 26 is …

Episode 43: Living the American-German Relationship—A Conversation with Martin Richenhagen

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, our guest is Prof. Dr. Martin Richenhagen, Chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees and former CEO of the American agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO …

The Diplomacy of Genocide

President Biden’s Recognition of the Armenian Genocide On the 106th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, April 24, 2021, President Biden issued a statement honoring the memory of Armenians who perished. …

Episode 42: A New Direction for Germany?

The German federal election campaign is heating up after Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) finally chose Armin Laschet as the bloc’s …

The Left Party in Superwahljahr 2021

If recent history is any guide, the 2021 German federal election will once again raise the question of whether the Left Party’s (Die Linke) cup is half-empty or half-full. As …

The Left Party in the 2021 Election Campaign

Fourteen years ago in 2007, the party named Die Linke was formed from the merger of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) and Labour & Social Justice – The Electoral …