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Partner Opportunity: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany.  The Bosch Fellowship …

A Papal Path between Diversity and Dogma

Pope Francis stood before over 3 million people in Rio de Janeiro this past weekend, while Catholicism wanes in the United States and Germany. In this At Issue, Dr. Jackson Janes writes that the Holy Father must perform a balancing act between the distinct needs of Catholics the world over. This includes making careful choices between continuity and change.

Looking Ahead: Opportunities for German Leadership

On the occasion of the AICGS 30th Anniversary Symposium in Berlin on June 12, 2013, Founding Director, Dr. Gerald Livingston, proposed a set of four core issues for Germany as a global leader. He argues that these issues avoid claims of hegemonic aspirations and therefore, are prime opportunities for whatever German government emerges after the September elections.

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AICGS has updated its RSS Feeds to offer you targeted posts from each of our three program areas and a special feed including material on the German parliamentary elections this …

Elections 2013: Another Merkel Moment?

Over the next eight weeks Germans will be thinking about who they prefer to run their government when they vote on 22 September. Most polls today suggest that Angela Merkel …

The Church Committee and Contemporary Surveillance

Recently, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Russell A. Miller, detailed the “1975 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” and its implications for contemporary surveillance in …

Gender Paradoxes: Shifting Ethnic Identities and Opportunity Structures in Germany

There are three types of migration. The first type is difficult migration. The second type is very difficult migration. The third type consists of extremely difficult migration ….I can only …

Security Policy in Cyberspace: The Need for a Transatlantic Debate on the Protection of Data and Privacy

Introduction[1] The recently revealed NSA (National Security Agency) surveillance program of the American government, “Prism,”[2] and the criticism it raised not only in the U.S. but also in Germany once …

Political and Societal Leadership in Encouraging Reconciliation: A Comparison of Japanese and German Foreign Policies in their Neighborhoods

Like Germany in Europe, Japan in Asia after World War II recovered economically faster and more completely than any of the countries it had conquered and occupied. Unlike Germany, however, …

U.S.-German Relations in a New World

Germany played no role in the U.S. presidential debates in the fall of 2012. Even Europe was only mentioned as a cautionary tale of socialized medicine and the dangers of …

German Bashing and a French-German Art Controversy

German bashing is in. Commentators in Germany insist that it is used throughout Europe, especially in southern European countries, to divert attention from homegrown financial blunders. In fact, Germany is …

A Century and a Half of the Social Democratic Party in Germany

The 150th anniversary of the Social Democratic Party was marked this week by a gathering of SPD leadership in Leipzig. Germany’s oldest political party reflected on its roots as a …