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Presidential Election 2012: Foreign and National Security Issues

Foreign policy in the race for the presidency has historically not been center stage, or barely even on stage at all. While the vote is predicted to be focused primarily …

Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe

This report entitled Completing the Euro: A road map towards fiscal union in Europe, originally published by Notre Europe, explores the steps that lie ahead for Europe, specifically the euro zone …

Lowered Expectations

Just a few days before the next European Union summit in Brussels begins, it is time to lower expectations. This will not be one of those gatherings that lends itself …

A Long Road of Reconciliation

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is recognition of the progress made over the past sixty years on a continent once rife with war and conflict.  …

The Nobel’s New Narrative

With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, AICGS takes a look at what some of Europe’s leaders are saying about the meaning of the …

The Week in Europe

The last week of August has opened with the usual salvo of news about the debt crisis in Europe. Of course, American public opinion will turn its attention towards the …

Slimming Down: The Pivot, Austerity, and the Path Ahead for Transatlantic Security

“If Article 5 beckons, the United States should and will be there.” Barry Pavel and Jeff Lightfoot of the Atlantic Council It goes beyond saying that this statement is one …

Shock Waves from Europe

This recent analysis by Kris Bledowski takes a look at the potential negative effects on the economies of Europe and the United States should a major meltdown – either economic or …

Supervising Sovereignty: Germany’s Constitutional Court at Work

However long it takes for the Federal Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the end result will be another chapter in the interpretation …

Historical Dimensions of the Euro Crisis

Jonathan Zatlin, winner of last year’s DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies in the field of Economics at AICGS’ annual Global Leadership Award Dinner, recently co-wrote an article …

Spain, Italy, Germany Come to Deal after Euro Summit

Signaling a new direction in Europe’s efforts to stem the sovereign debt crisis, Germany, Spain, Italy, and other euro zone member states reached a deal to recapitalize Spanish banks with …

At a Snail’s Pace

AICGS Trustee John Kornblum recently published a piece in the Handelsblatt examining Europe’s response to the ongoing crisis surrounding the monetary union. According the Mr. Kornblum, while European leaders like …