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U.S. pins hopes on new European leader to rescue trade talks

Peter Rashish, director of the geoeconomics program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, cautioned against viewing the U.S.-EU trade talks as “a case of French interest in protecting …

Cooler Climes, Cooler Heads: The Bretton Woods Conference at 75

As the nation’s capital swelters in an atmosphere that seems to confirm President Kennedy’s quip that “Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm,” it might be restorative to look both …

Episode 11: Inequality and Social Division: An Economic Perspective

Globalization and technological change have reshaped the world economy and have been vital sources of economic growth and prosperity in the United States and Germany for a decade.  Yet polarization …

The Future of the Society, Culture & Politics Program

Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program Dr. Eric Langenbacher lays out his vision for the future of the program.

Metin Hakverdi, Distinguished Visitor

AICGS is pleased to welcome Metin Hakverdi as a Distinguished Visitor during the summer of 2019. He is a Member of the German Bundestag from the Social Democratic Party. Mr. …

More than Trade Policy: U.S. and German Responses to the New Global Economy

Event Summary Professor Marcel Fratzscher, the president of DIW Berlin—a leading European research institute—and one of Germany’s top economists, spoke at a recent AICGS lunch event on “More than Trade …

U.S. and German Energy Policy at a Crossroads? The Transatlantic Partners and the Future of Energy Cooperation

The U.S. and Germany are moving in fundamentally different directions with their energy policies. Germany has embarked on its “Energiewende,” an energy strategy based on renewable energy and energy efficiency …

U.S. and German Energy Policy at a Crossroads? The Transatlantic Partners and the Future of Energy Cooperation

I therefore propose that we have a discussion in the climate cabinet about how we could reach the goal of being CO2 neutral by 2050 and the discussion should not …

Germany’s Strategy of Balancing China and the U.S. and Bolstering Competitiveness

Looking to balance China and the U.S. has made Peter Altmaier a very busy man these days. The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy is traversing Silicon Valley …

Reflections on Legacies and Lessons of 1989

In evaluating history, T.S. Eliot reminded us that human beings often “had the experience but missed the meaning.” In efforts to make sense of our past, we look for patterns …

The Transatlantic Relationship Needs a New Organizing Principle on China

After rounds of disappointing bilateral trade negotiations, the meeting between U.S. president Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka again offered a glimmer of …

At the G20 Summit, a Shift from Trade to Digital

Sometimes the best way to make progress is to change the conversation. This idea seems to have been at the heart of Japan’s approach to the Osaka G20 summit it …

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Democrats Give Glimmer of Hope to Europe in First Debate: But Is It Enough?

Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, American transatlanticists have been repeating the phrase “the U.S. is more than just the president,” to their allies across the ocean. “Look to Congress,” …

The Weaponization of Economic Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Something’s Got to Give.

On July 25, 2018, Presidents Trump and Juncker agreed that the United States and the European Union should join forces to “protect American and European companies better from unfair global …