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Sixty Years After the Founding of the Jewish State: Are German-Israeli Relations Still “Special”?

German-American Issues 8 In the sixty years since Israel’s founding, German-Israeli relations have been nothing if not complex. On the occasion of Israel’s sixtieth anniversary, the essays in German-American Issues …

A European Realignment: German-American Responses

Issue Brief 22 German and American relations with Russia; European and American energy security; and the future of NATO and the European Union are all pressing issues which will confront …

Russia is Back on Stage: German and American Strategies

Issue Brief 17 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement that he would accept the nomination to head the United Russia ticket in the parliamentary elections in December has been only …

Religion and World Politics: A Structural Approach

Issue Brief 16 It wasn’t so long ago that many social scientists were convinced that religion had been consigned to the margins of politics, indeed to the margins of modern …

Religion and Politics: The European Debate

Issue Brief 15 The number of books, conferences, and media programs focusing on the resurgence of religion in domestic and international politics is an indicator of how important this issue …

Boeing vs. Airbus: The WTO Dispute Neither Can Win

Issue Brief 14 In October 2004, the United States terminated the Agreement on Trade in Large Civil Aircraft it had signed with the EU in 1992. This agreement regulated the …

Disturbing Fundamentalism

Issue Brief 13 The story of religion in the modern world is the story of failed predictions. From Marx to Comte to Freud, many of the West’s most influential thinkers …

The “Religion” Debates: What Are We Talking About?

Issue Brief 10 Debates about the interaction of religion, faith, and politics have dominated public discourse in the United States and Europe over the past several years… Download Publication

The EU Services Directive: Nightmare or Opportunity? Implications for Transatlantic Business

Policy Report 25 The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have …

Industrial Lobbying within the European Union: Actors, Strategies, and Trends in the Multi-Level System

Policy Report 24 Deepening transatlantic economic integration has brought mutual benefit to the United States and Europe, but it has also created new potential for transatlantic conflict… Download Publication

The Stresses of Deep Integration: The Transatlantic Relationship’s New Economic and Political Challenges

Policy Report 23 As a consequence of deepening transatlantic economic integration, trade and financial ties between the United States and Germany today are a vital part of the bilateral relationship …

German and American Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East Conflict

German-American Issues 6 Perhaps there is no issue today that better reminds us of the link between culture and politics than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Our decision …