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The announcement by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirming the removal of 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany marks the end of an era. Over 12 million American service personnel and …

Up from the Cellars

Part Three of Rubble Child’s World: Stories from Bremen’s Ruins Introduction In the Introduction to her outstanding work of oral history of German women who lived during the Second World …

Jeff Rathke on Trump’s Decision to Move Troops from Germany in CNN Politics

AICGS President Jeff Rathke discusses the Trump administration’s recent decision to pull nearly 12,000 troops from Germany, nothing that removing troops removes them from, “the best place from which they …

Changing German Views Point to a Brighter Future for EU Foreign Policy

The European Union is not known for its hard power. Despite its status as an economic and regulatory superpower, the EU has consistently failed to exert true influence in crises …

Education for Boys

Part Two of Rubble Child’s World: Stories from Bremen’s Ruins Introduction Rand Paul was frustrated. During a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Republican Senator …

Israel’s West Bank Annexation: The End of the Special German-Israeli Relationship?

Israel’s intended annexation of up to 30 percent of the West Bank is further straining its relationship with Germany, one of its most committed European allies, a key provider of …

Rubble Girls

Part One of Rubble Child’s World: Stories from Bremen’s Ruins Prelude: The End of the War Experience of a Seven-Year Old Girl I spent my seventh birthday on April 25 …

Jeff Rathke on European Defense Agenda with Smaller U.S. Footprint in DefenseNews

AICGS President Jeff Rathke discusses German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s call for the European Union to prepare for the possibility of a U.S. disengagement from European security–regardless of election outcome: …

Cleaning Up an Over-engineered Mess? German Electoral System Reform

Germany’s electoral system is back in the news because the governing coalition has been considering making some alterations to address consequences of the last set of changes that went into …

Episode 29: German-American Relations in 2020

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, Peter Beyer, Member of the Bundestag and Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the German Federal Foreign Office, talks with Jeff Rathke about the broad …

Jeff Rathke discusses Neo-Nazis in German Army Ranks with CBSN

AICGS President Jeff Rathke spoke with CBS News about the recent report by The New York Times on growing evidence of neo-Nazis infiltrating special forces in the Germany’s military. Mr. Rathke …

German Millennials, Their Weltanschauung, and the Transatlantic Relationship

Germany’s millennials are a growing force in politics, as the “Fridays for Future” protests demonstrate. Climate activist Carla Reemtsma called the September 2019 demonstrations “the biggest protest, at least since …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed in Handelsblatt

Martin Richenhagen, AICGS Chairman, talks with Handelsblatt about the German-American relationship and the upcoming U.S. election as AICGS releases a new report outlining recommendations for the next U.S. administration. Read …

Is Germany Trolling Trump?

On May 29, 2020, Germany unveiled its motto for the country’s upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will begin on July 1 and last through the …