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Media Coverage of Chancellor Merkel Receiving Honorary Degree from JHU

On July 15, 2021, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Johns Hopkins University during her official visit to Washington, DC. AICGS was proud …

Peter Rashish Interviewed on Chancellor Merkel’s Washington, DC, Visit

Ahead of the meeting between the U.S. and German leaders, Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish spoke with  the Italian news site Formiche.net. In the interview, “Biden’s Bet on Merkel and …

From “The Hub” at JHU: Angela Merkel receives Johns Hopkins honorary doctorate

On July 15, 2021, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Johns Hopkins University. AICGS President Jeff Rathke presented the closing remarks of …

AICGS President Jeff Rathke Looks Back on Merkel’s Relationships with Four U.S. Presidents

AICGS President Jeff Rathke spoke recently with the BBC about Angela Merkel’s relationships with presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joseph Biden during her nearly sixteen-year tenure …

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Receives Honorary Doctorate from JHU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded an honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins University during her visit to Washington, DC, on July 15, 2021. AICGS is proud to have played a …

After Merkel’s Steady Hand, A More European and Strategically-Minded Germany?

On July 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Joe Biden in the White House, the first European leader to visit him since he took office in January. …

AICGS President Jeff Rathke Joins CNAS Podcast “Brussels Sprouts”

President of AICGS Jeff Rathke was recently a guest on the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) podcast, “Brussels Sprouts.” Along with Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, and Cathryn Clüver, …

AICGS Experts Preview Merkel’s Visit to Washington

Securing a Transatlantic Legacy Jeff Rathke, President Chancellor Merkel makes her last official visit to Washington just weeks before the September 26 Bundestag election will punctuate her path-breaking career as …

American Spending Spree—Echoes from the Past and Lessons for the Future

Negotiations are ongoing in Congress on the American Jobs Plan and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. The former is a $2 trillion infrastructure spending bill originally proposed in March …

AICGS-KAS Transatlantic Trade Week

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung collaborated on a series of online events examining three areas for U.S.-EU trade policy cooperation. These …

Berlin and Washington Revive Their Defense Partnership

Will Germany’s Next Government Address its Defense Spending Dilemma? German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Washington on June 30, developing Germany’s emerging role as one of the Biden administration’s most …

Expanding the Transatlantic Toolbox for Economic and Strategic Competition with China

Export Control, Foreign Subsidy Rules, and Investment Screening Download Publication The June 2021 G7 meeting in Cornwall, England ended with the issuance of a communique that reflected real progress in …

The U.S.-EU Summit Resets the Narrative on Trade

Yesterday’s U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels was remarkable simply for taking place, as it was the first since 2014. But even more striking was the way U.S. President Joe Biden characterized …

Biden Should Think Big on the U.S.-EU Trade Agenda

AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish writes in World Politics Review about the U.S.-EU summit on June 15, 2021. “When U.S. President Joe Biden participates in …