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The Alternative für Deutschland’s Embrace of Culture Wars

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) has fanned the flames of anger toward Angela Merkel’s government. The party criticized the chancellor’s lockdown policies, rallied against mask-wearing, …

Alliance Relations and Berlin

Berlin posed the worst kind of alliance problem. Lying 100 miles inside East German territory, surrounded by 124 Soviet and East German divisions, Berlin was indefensible by the West. General …

The Berlin Wall

Sixty Years Since its Construction Sixty years ago on August 13, East German leader Walter Ulbricht tried to save his regime by closing off the escape route to West Berlin. …

Merkel and the Transformation of Gender Politics in Germany

In contrast to her male predecessors, Angela Merkel declared in the early 1990s that she would not wait to become a political shipwreck before withdrawing from politics.[1] She announced her …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Climate Policy Legacy?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on climate policy? Carol Hager Bryn Mawr College Angela Merkel was dubbed the “Climate Chancellor” during her first term in office. Now, at …

Alissa Bellotti, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Alissa Bellotti as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from August to October 2021. Dr. Bellotti is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Haifa in …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy on Gender Equality?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on gender equality in Germany? Petra Ahrens, Phillip M. Ayoub, & Sabine Lang Tampere University, Occidental College, & University of Washington 2021 marks …

From Red to Green

A Transfer of Power on Germany’s Left Spurred by the catastrophic consequences of once-in-a-century devastation by torrential rains, the Bundestag election of Sunday, September 26, might well usher in a …

Who Wants to Be Germany’s Next Chancellor?

The German Federal Republic has been widely perceived as a classic case of party government, in which the parties and the party complexion of governments shape the country’s political fortunes …

A Guide German Party Election Platforms 2021

  CDU / CSU (the Union) Campaign Platform Foreign Policy Work together with democratic partners, especially in Latin America and the Indo-Pacific, to address issues such as climate change, trade, …

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Receives Honorary Doctorate from JHU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins University during her visit to Washington, DC, on July 15, 2021. AICGS is proud to have played a …