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Inequality Defines the American Election

The U.S. election is less than a month away. With so much focus on the large gap between the rich and the poor in this year’s race, a slightly altered …

Growing Populism in the U.S. and Germany

Seemingly in all corners of the world right-wing populism is rising. A more chauvinistic renationalization of politics, criticism of free trade regimes and globalization, and a general coarsening of rhetoric …

The Crisis of Liberal Order

The liberal world order, a system based on open borders and open societies, is increasingly under attack. In the past, it was mainly left-wing anti-capitalists and right-wing nationalists who fulminated …

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: First Lessons Learned

As reported, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) launched its self-certification system of the Privacy Shield (PS) on 1 August. The NTIA’s website provides a host of information for …

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Soon Open for Business

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield—the successor to the invalidated Safe Harbor program for transatlantic transfers of EU personal data—was finally approved on July 12, 2016. U.S. organizations will be able to …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The United States Is an Exceptional Nation—Except When It Is Not

The story of how the United States sees itself and how others see it, its foreign policy in particular, underlines its exceptionalism. It is the convergence of national interests and …

Surveillance in the cyber sphere: In an age of terror, should privacy always be negotiable?

Hours after the Orlando shooting, the world knew where Omar Mateen had taken his cell phone in the days and months before the massacre. To Disney World with his son, …

Transatlantic Climate Diplomacy

Introduction The European Union (EU) and the United States were key actors in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations that culminated in the adoption of a global …

A Transatlantic Perspective: Welcoming Cities and the Policy and Practice of Refugee and Immigrant Integration

This Issue Brief is the result of an AICGS conference held in cooperation with Welcoming America and the Urban Institute in Washington, DC in May 2016 entitled “Welcoming Cities and …

No Place to Stay? Discrimination Patterns in the German and American Rental Housing Markets

Things have changed. While for a long time German politicians have tried to define Germany as a ‘non-immigration country,‘ it is now one of the countries receiving the most migration …

Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation: Sharing Experiences from Young Minorities in the U.S. and Germany

AICGS is pleased to present two essays from the inaugural round of the AICGS New Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Diversity. This innovative program establishes new connections between communities …

Dr. Jackson Janes Discusses U.S. Presidential Election and German-American Relations

In an interview with the Göttinger Institut für Demokratieforschung published on June 9, 2016, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes discusses the state of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, its potential …