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Episode 45: Democracy as the Victor in Germany’s Federal Election

The September 26 German federal election marked a notable decline of the traditional big-tent parties (Volksparteien) and significant gains by the Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party, who …

Episode 44: Climate Policy and International Economic and Financial Cooperation

Climate policy has become a major issue in German domestic politics and was a key topic for the recent German federal election. All major political parties in Germany included climate …

Nudging Germany toward a More Strategic Economic Role

The Social Democrats have come out on top in yesterday’s German election and are likely to lead the next government. But despite their losses, the Christian Democrats may still have …

Thomas Fröhlich, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Thomas Fröhlich as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September to November 2021. Dr. Fröhlich currently holds a prestigious ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of …

Trade and Climate: A Looming Transatlantic Face-Off?

The idea that trade policies should be put to work on behalf of climate goals is gaining increasing currency. In a striking case of serendipity, the European Union and the …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Climate Policy Legacy?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on climate policy? Carol Hager Bryn Mawr College Angela Merkel was dubbed the “Climate Chancellor” during her first term in office. Now, at …

Where Do They Stand on Climate? Comparing German Party Programs

Climate politics is back on the agenda. According to a recent poll, 34 % of the Germans consider environment and climate an important current issue. Still far away from their …

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 …

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 …

German Court Rules Against Climate Law: Postponing Action is Unconstitutional

Freedom depends on climate policy – and action is needed now. Postponing climate action into the distant future would imply even harsher restrictions on the freedom to eventually bring down …

Texas Grid Failure

Lessons from Germany As the climate crisis continues to worsen, humans globally are faced with a decision: learn to adapt or face the consequences of sticking to business as usual. …

USTR’s Promising Start for Transatlantic Economic Relations

On Monday, the Biden administration released the 2021 Trade Policy Agenda and 2020 Annual Report, an annual event that the 1974 U.S. trade act requires take place by March 1. …

Questioning the Single-Family Home

The Greens struggle once again with the image as a party of prohibition There it is again, the old debate about the Greens as a party of prohibition. Ironically, once …

Episode 37: A Warming Trend for the U.S.-EU Partnership?

Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States has generated optimism about the prospects for renewing transatlantic relations after the cold front of the Trump years. As …

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