Is Germany becoming increasingly isolated in Europe? The European media certainly thinks so. AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera examines the latest turn in the struggle to contain the crisis in Europe and argues that the price for more harmony in the euro zone could very well be the introduction of Eurobonds.
AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera looks at the IMF/World Bank spring meetings, which will continue to keep the spotlight on Europe. Despite some recent improvements, the message for Europeans is unchanged: more homework needs to be done and the time to complete it dwindling.
Krzysztof Bledkowski, Senior Economist and Council Director at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation and frequent AICGS participant, takes a look at the possible contingency planning that companies operating …
In advance of the French Presidential elections, Executive Director Jack Janes examines the changing parameters of Franco-German relations in light of the challenges both countries currently face. If Francois Hollande becomes the new President, any resulting changes in the continuity of one the most important bi-national relationships in Europe will be felt beyond the borders of Germany and France.
Bookshops and newsstands throughout the U.S. are filled with tomes debating what many believe to be the current decline in America’s power and influence on the global stage. In light of this recent trend, AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera examines the more recent literature on this topic and tries to assess what the debates concerning the idea of decline tell us about today’s America.
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Paul Maeser, an APSA Congressional Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, examines the changing role of European nations within the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a result of the debt crisis surrounding the euro.
At the recent AICGS conference “Rising Tensions between the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank,” AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera and David Marsh, Co-Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial …
Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera argues that the skeptics might underestimate that in this crisis, progress is not only measured in pure economic terms, but also by political progress.
Europe will soon need to focus greater attention on its shared defense policy, an aspect that has been overlooked for quite some time. According to the authors, Germany must take the lead for such an initiative.
Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera examines yet another delay in the decision to boost the financial firewall in Europe following the latest meeting of European finance ministers.
Facing increasing headwinds within her coalition, Merkel has decided to ask for a constitutional majority of two thirds of lawmakers to endorse the European fiscal pact, arguably her main personal achievement since the beginning of the crisis. It was a bold tactical move that could have far reaching consequences.
In spite of some cautionary words from Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke on the economic recovery, this past week was a relatively good one for the financial markets. However, according to AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera, the mood could soon be changing.