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A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? Data Protection in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 22 In the borderless world of the twenty-first century, global interconnectivity has never been greater. Through the use of millions of computers, billions of e-mails, and a level …

Corporate Governance in Flux: Assessing the Recent Round of Reforms in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 21 In 2004, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies published an analysis by Sigurt Vitols and Thomas Kenyon, exploring the respective approaches of the United States and …

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 …

Revitalizing Public Diplomacy: Challenges for Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 5 Public diplomacy has become the new buzzword in foreign policy circles, with the construction of an effective public diplomacy strategy seen as an urgent foreign policy objective …

And the Winner Is… The German Election of 2005

German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s announcement on May 22, 2005 of early national parliamentary elections took many Europeans by surprise…

The Media, Perceptions, and Policy in German-American Relations

Policy Report 20 Differences over the Iraq war led to unprecedented levels of tension in the German-American and transatlantic relationships. The intensity of the division was reflected in the news …

Financial Regulations in the U.S. and Germany-From National Autarky to International Cooperation?

Policy Report 19 Financial services play a vital role in the transatlantic economy, serving as a major employer, factor of production, and a provider of services. Changes in financial services …

The Media-Public Opinion-Policy Nexus in German-American Relations

German-American Issues 5 The starkly different media images and rhetoric that appeared in German and American news outlets during the Iraq conflict reflected the degree of political tension between the …

Understanding the “God Gap”: Religion, Politics, and Policy in the United States and Germany

German-American Issues 4 In foreign and domestic policy, the United States and Germany would appear to be drifting further apart. Despite their continuing economic interdependence, the rancorous transatlantic policy debates …

Clashing Worlds and Images: Media and Politics in the United States and Germany

Issue Brief 1 Over the last two years the German-American relationship has been rocked by some of the most tumultuous and emotional conflicts in over five decades—the 2002 German elections …

Networks, Knowledge, and Exchange: Building a New Generation of Transatlantic Leaders

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Reconciling Realities: Reshaping the German-American Relationship for the Twenty-First Century

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