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From the AICGS Bookshelf: Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order

At a time when there is a ferocious debate over the global role and responsibility of the United States, there is a benefit to looking back on the course of …

The Munich Security Conference and the Transatlantic Partnership

At the 2018 Munich Security Conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger awarded Senator John McCain the Ewald von Kleist Award for his services to transatlantic relations and to the Munich Security Conference. In his tribute to Senator McCain, former US Vice President Biden praised the senator’s contributions to America’s leadership in making the world stronger and Europe better.

Trump’s First Year with Dr. Jackson Janes

Featuring Jackson Janes on the Trans-Atlanticist. Andrew Sola explores the past, present, and future of relations between Europe and the United States with scholars, artists, authors, politicians, journalists, and business …

Understanding Uncertainty

“Today we find ourselves in a paradoxical situation. We enjoy all the achievements of modern civilization that have made our physical existence on this earth easier so in many important …

Blinking at the Brink: A Munich Moment 

The pilgrimage to Munich for the annual Munich Security Conference begins this week with another chance to perform an annual exam of the world’s state of mind and health. The …

Come on, Germany!

The change of German governments in 1998 marked not only the defeat of Helmut Kohl, who was the longest serving Chancellor in the 20th century, but also the arrival of a …

Looking at Transatlantic Relations from the American-German Situation Room

I spent four weeks from late August to late September 2017 in the American-German Situation Room (AGSR), working to find out what direction the Trump administration’s trade policies would take …

A Stronger German-American Alliance

Political surprises have been a theme in 2016 and 2017, starting with the Brexit referendum, to the election of Donald Trump, to the success of Emmanuel Macron’s new party in …

Between Renewal and Responsibility: The SPD in the Face of the Paralysis of the Political Center in Germany

With the beginning of exploratory talks between SPD and CDU/CSU on January 7, 2018, the German political system offers a last opportunity to form a stable government after the September …

Fragile Friendships and Polarized Politics: Foreign Policy in 2018

If 2017 felt like a roller coaster ride, then tighten your seatbelt for 2018. The challenges confronting the German-American partners are only going to accelerate and the choices are only …

Atlanticist and “Post-Atlanticist” Wishful Thinking

The publication by a group of leading German Atlanticist foreign policy analysts of a manifesto, “In Spite of It All, America,” has prompted a lively debate about whether or not …

The National Security Strategy: Symbolism vs. Substance

The National Security Strategy (NSS) released by the White House this week—the only time in the first year of a new presidency—is a sober and realistic assessment of the state …