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Merkel’s Current Headaches

If Chancellor Angela Merkel could decide who should run Italy and Spain, she would have little doubt about whom to choose: Mario Monti and Mariano Rajoy, the current prime ministers …

Widening the Lens of Transatlantic Relations

Vice President Joe Biden came to Germany last weekend to proclaim what the majority of the attendees of the Munich Security Conference wanted to hear–that the U.S. and Europe are …

Waiting on Obama?

At the upcoming Munich security conference, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to make an appearance that will once again be designed to reassure impatient Europeans that the president …

A European Currency War?

Update: remarks made by French President Francois Hollande in Strasbourg on Feb. 5, 2013 concerning the need for action on the strength of the euro has only helped to stoke …

The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation

In this recent interview with Deutsche Welle, AICGS President Jack Janes provides his insight into what can be expected from President Obama’s second term in office with regard to transatlantic …

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Here we go again … – Die Briten und Europa

Klaus Larres, ehemaliger DAAD/AICGS Fellow und zur Zeit als Professor für Geschichte und Internationale Beziehungen an der University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill tätig,  analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Großbritannien …

Mission Impossible? David Cameron’s Vision of Britain in the European Union

Simon Green is Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe at Aston University in the UK. This article first appeared on CNN.com on 23 January 2013 …

The Franco-German Elysée Treaty at Fifty: A Model for Others?

The fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 Elysée Treaty provides occasion for reflection on the larger meaning of this landmark for Franco-German relations, but also raises the question of whether its …

The Emerging Transpacific Partnership: Chance or Threat for the EU?

The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the German government. Preface Following the Obama administration’s announcement of its pivot toward Asia, …

The Legacy of the Elysee Treaty

In a conversation with his ambassador to France, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer once impatiently remarked that Germans needed to be more closely bound to France for a very simple reason: to …

Europe’s Pivotal Week

This was truly a remarkable week for Europe. It opened with Franco-German festivities in Berlin celebrating fifty years of the Elysee treaty. It continued with UK Prime Minister David Cameron …

No Claim to Victory

While most commentators who listened to Mario Draghi’s first press conference in 2013 focused on the upbeat tone of the remarks made by the ECB’s president, I prefer to focus …