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A Month to Go: The Lull before the German Elections

With only slightly more than a month left before Germans go to the polls to elect a new Bundestag, the mood across Europe seems to be shifting from decidedly gloomy …

A Dispatch from the Frontline

So far the European summer is proving to be a far cry from last year’s panicky crisis mode. The euro zone is still intact. The latest available data point to …

A Summer of Anxious Anticipation in the Euro Zone

Frequent contributor and participant at AICGS, Dr. Jacob Kirkegaard recently detailed his analysis of summer developments in the euro zone crisis. Connecting developments as diverse as German politicians’ pre- and …

Results of the Transatlantic Risk Governance Survey

In this recently published working paper from the project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Project Director and AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. …

TTIP Negotiations: First Round Washington, DC

Background It is easy to be pessimistic about the EU and U.S. negotiations of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Previous initiatives to improve the regulatory cooperation between the EU …

Monitoring the Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement

Issues and Key Perspectives at the Start of the Negotiations On July 8, 2013, the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began in Washington, DC. This marks …

Bringing Back Growth

The topics of central banking and increased growth/free trade within the realm of transatlantic relations have garnered plenty of headlines. Nevertheless, the debates surrounding the role of central banks in …

Bailing In while Bailing Out

European finance ministers have finally agreed to a set of rules that should govern future bank resolutions, i.e. clarify who will pay for shutting down failing institutions. If the aim …

Germany and the Euro Zone Balance of Power: Transatlantic Trade to the Rescue?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) launched by President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the G8 Summit in …

Debating the Role of German Leadership

What does Germany want? Almost four years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, many Europeans still ask themselves this very question. In a recent interview with the German weekly …

Cool in Sunnylands, Warm in Berlin

Within just a few weeks, President Obama sought to bolster two of the United States’ most important relationships. First, he first met with the new Chinese President, Xi Jinping, in …

Bernanke’s Exit Strategy

If the Fed’s intention is to prepare financial markets for a smooth exit from its expansionary non-standard policies, then Chairman Ben Bernanke has failed spectacularly up to this point. His …