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President Biden: Think Bigger and Broader with Berlin

Is the United States Germany’s strategic rival? Germany is the fourth-largest economy in the world, a leading liberal democratic power, the core state in the European Union, an active NATO ally, and …

Jeff Rathke on Obama’s Views of Relationships with Key EU Partners

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joined Deutsche Welle’s The Day with Brent Goff to discuss excerpts from President Barack Obama’s recently published memoir, in which Obama discusses the United States’ as …

Biden as President: More Like FDR or More Like JFK?

Whether President-elect Joe Biden will be able to bring about a New Deal-style transformation of the U.S. economy in the mold of Franklin D. Roosevelt depends on the outcome of …

The 2020 U.S. Elections: Initial Reactions

With the 2020 U.S. presidential election now called for Joe Biden, the world has witnessed the inner strength of a democratic system: the ability to self-correct, alter course, and peacefully …

Jeff Rathke on the Biden Administration’s Approach to Europe

Looking at how a new Biden administration will approach Europe, AICGS President Jeff Rathke is cautious, telling Handelsblatt (in German) that domestic concerns will supersede foreign relations, especially when politically …

AICGS Asks: What to Expect from the Biden Administration?

AICGS asks: What are the one or two most important areas of economic, trade, financial, technology, public health, or climate policy where there is the greatest need for German-American or …

Allies’ Reactions to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

AICGS will be compiling German and European leaders’ reactions to the U.S. election. This post will be updated. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, CDU November 7: Merkel released an official …

What Happens to America’s Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Elections?

Until the election of Donald Trump in 2016 transatlantic relations were undergoing a steady shift in focus. As the European Union grew from an embryonic six-nation grouping in 1957 into …

Easier Said than Done – Still, Germany and the U.S. Need to Break the Cycle on Migration

Looking back after five years, Germany’s relative success with the more than 1.1 million people who arrived in 2015 is a vindication of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief in Germany’s can-do …

Jeff Rathke on Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Election

Asked how transatlantic relations should look after the U.S. presidential election, AICGS President Jeff Rathke tells Handelsblatt (in German) that Washington should prioritize shared interests where the U.S. and its …

AICGS Trustee John Kornblum on U.S. Election and Transatlantic Relations

Amb. John Kornblum, AICGS Trustee, talks about the November 3 election and the impact of its outcome on German-American relations with Deutschlandfunk. Read Interview This interview originally aired on October …

Would a Biden Win Make the U.S. More Like Germany?

The polling averages from the political forecasters at fivethirtyeight.com have Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 52.5 percent to 41.7 percent. In the three Midwestern swing states that were responsible for …

The Transatlantic Relationship in a World at Sea: Navigating the Partnership for the Next Decade

As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, both pundits and politicians, including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, have repeatedly termed it “the most important election of our lives.” Superlatives are …

Lily Gardner Feldman on Reparations as Part of Reconciliation

AICGS Senior Fellow Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman recently spoke with Quartz about the German experience of confronting the past. The article notes, “If the German example can teach it anything, …