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Scouting the Land for Opportunities: Issues and Challenges in Refugee Workforce Integration in Germany and the United States

March 13 saw strong voter support in three German state elections for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Fueled by continuing waves of incoming refugees, anxiety is building in …

After the IMF Meetings, Will Germany Embrace Trudeaumania?

Trudeaumania 2.0—the sense of hope and optimism once again coming from a young, liberal prime minister north of the border—has so far found greatest resonance in concrete steps like an …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in an Era of Global Turbulence

A simple question runs through this book—why is Germany different? The authors are deciphering the secrets to answer that question and, in their analysis, offer explanations for Germany’s ability to …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Germany’s Role in the Euro Crisis: Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union

The subtitle of this book, written by a former Research Fellow at AICGS, is “Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union.” The author has reviewed Germany’s efforts to find …

Greater Financial Integration in the Face of Growing Euro-skepticism: The Merger Deal between LSE and Deutsch Börse

On March 16, 2016, the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse unveiled a deal to merge the two companies. The deal will create one of the world’s largest exchange …

Germany’s Outlook on Global Economic Growth

In an article in the International Business Times, AICGS President Dr. Jack Janes weighs in on Germany’s role in and outlook toward global economic growth in advance of the G-20 …

German Auto Industry Faces Obstacles Concerning Emissions, Steel

The German automobile industry has been facing significant obstacles since last September, when Volkswagen (VW) admitted to cheating on U.S. admissions tests by installing software that would deceive regulators in …

Risky Business

A delegation of business leaders, led by German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel, visited Iran in July, just weeks after the U.S. and Iran reached a nuclear deal. Although some are …

Die Welt Ist Aus Den Fugen

In a recently published interview, John Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and an AICGS Trustee, shares his views on the challenges Europe faces in a complex and continuously changing …

The Beijing–Berlin Connection

It is peak tourist season in China for European leaders. Shortly after the first bailout package to Greece in 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated her 56th birthday with Xi’an’s …

Eyeing Business Opportunities in Iran: Germany Caught between China and the U.S.

Days after the announcement of the historic nuclear deal with Iran, German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel found himself in Tehran, with a delegation …

Post-Soviet Apprenticeship

After the hustle and bustle of the capital city, our train passed through the countryside. Small family farms with goats abutted a busy railway. Our destination also lay in between …