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What Happens in Magdeburg Does not Stay in Magdeburg

Saxony-Anhalt’s 2021 Landtag Election In the weeks preceding Sunday’s elections for the Landtag in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, there was a rising sense of dread that the right-populist Alternative …

Russia and the German Elections

The recent hijacking of an EU civilian plane by the Lukashenko regime has brought into sharp focus the challenges which both the U.S. and Europe face in dealing with Russia. …

AICGS Asks: What Is Angela Merkel’s Impact on the Global Economy

AICGS asks: What is the significance of Angela Merkel’s policies for the global economy? Krzysztof Bledowski Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation The Germans will look back at Angela Merkel’s …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed on German Podcast

Chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees Martin Richenhagen was recently interviewed on a podcast from the German digital news journal The Pioneer, Steingarts Morning Briefing, for the episode “Getrennte …

Draghi to the Rescue, Act Two

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi describes his own country as “beautiful, but fragile.” The former central banker is trying to replicate in Italy what he did for the monetary union …

“We’ve had abortions!”

Abortion in Germany since the Stern Self-Incrimination Campaign 50 Years Ago In March 2020, the UN Officer for Human Rights in Geneva sent a critical letter to the German Ambassador …

Out of the Box

Surveillance of Querdenker movement in Germany reflects a new political reality Thinking outside the box rarely attracts nationwide surveillance. But when conspiracy theorists claim the mantle to contest basic science …

German Court Rules Against Climate Law: Postponing Action is Unconstitutional

Freedom depends on climate policy – and action is needed now. Postponing climate action into the distant future would imply even harsher restrictions on the freedom to eventually bring down …

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 …

The Future of Transatlantic Trade Relations

Former U.S. President Donald Trump pursued an aggressive, winner-take-all international trade policy. He pushed protectionism and punitive 232 tariffs, blocked the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, and both threatened and implemented …

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 …

Biden’s First 100 Days: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation on Policies Toward China

Download Publication As we approach the first 100 days of the Biden administration, it is a good time to take stock of the new direction in U.S. foreign policy and …