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Transportation and Land-Use Planning in Germany and the U.S.: Lessons from the Stuttgart and Washington, DC Regions

AICGS’ new publication, entitled “Transportation and Land-Use Planning in Germany and the U.S.: Lessons from the Stuttgart and Washington, DC Regions,” is part of our project on The Transatlantic Climate and …

A Spirit of Reason – Festschrift for Steven Muller

In Memory of Steven Muller Former President of Johns Hopkins University and Co-Chairman of AICGS Steven Muller died on January 19, 2013. He left behind a rich tapestry of accomplishments …

A Brief History of the Evolution of Gun Control in the U.S.

Gun control is once again an important topic of conversation in the U.S. after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, with calls for further reforms. Past experience has shown that …

Risk Governance and Transatlantic Cooperation in Space

Purely national approaches to cope with major transnational challenges are doomed to fail. The United States and the EU are key players in this context—without the two economic and political heavyweights, systemic …

Pay-for-Performance in the Health Care System: Lessons Learned and Steps Forward

The German and U.S. health care systems may be different in many ways, but both countries face similar challenges.  Both countries are troubled by aging populations and increasing health care …

It’s Not Only the Economy: Germany’s role in averting a Western meltdown

Download Policy Report The observed capital flows out of distressed countries into countries that are seen as “safe harbors” have in fact resulted in historically low yields of German and …

Presidential Election 2012: Foreign and National Security Issues

Foreign policy in the race for the presidency has historically not been center stage, or barely even on stage at all. While the vote is predicted to be focused primarily …

Access, Quality, and Affordability in Health Care in Germany and the United States

Despite dramatic differences in the history of their health care systems, the United States and Germany face similar challenges in improving the quality of care while simultaneously expanding access and …

Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Germany: Weighing the Risks

Energy and climate policy in the U.S. and in Germany seem to be miles apart. In 2011, Germany decided to phase-out nuclear, whereas in early 2012 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory …

The New Role of Universities in the Twenty-first Century: Universities as Engines of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hubs

In Policy Report 50, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart analyzes the changes underway within the innovation systems in the United States and Germany. He looks at how modern universities have changed …

Primaries and Caucuses in the U.S. Presidential Election

Before American voters take to the polls on November 6, they will first narrow the field of candidates in a series of primaries, caucuses, and elections held in each of …

The End of the Years of Plenty? American and German Responses to the Economic Crisis

Policy Report 49 analyzes the policy responses of Germany and the United States to the continued economic and financial unrest. The authors examine the origins of Germany’s economic policy and …