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Would a Biden Win Make the U.S. More Like Germany?

The polling averages from the political forecasters at fivethirtyeight.com have Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 52.5 percent to 41.7 percent. In the three Midwestern swing states that were responsible for …

The Transatlantic Relationship in a World at Sea: Navigating the Partnership for the Next Decade

As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, both pundits and politicians, including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, have repeatedly termed it “the most important election of our lives.” Superlatives are …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed on New Podcast

Martin Richenhagen, AICGS Chairman, talks with the podcast “Die Stunde Null – Deutschlands Weg aus der Krise” about the Trump presidency and German-American relations. Listen to episode This podcast episode …

Gearing Up for the Post-Merkel Era

While Americans are consumed with the upcoming election on November 3, Germans are only starting to look ahead to their election next fall. These two elections will be critically important …

Jeff Rathke on How U.S. Election Could Affect European Politics in The Washington Times

AICGS President Jeff Rathke tells The Washington Times that, “You’ll have the outsiders feeling like they’re back on the move again because Donald Trump pulled off another victory in the …

Episode 31: How Ike Led: A Conversation with Susan Eisenhower

Germany was a part of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life from his earliest days—his family descended from German immigrants and lived in a tight-knit, pious community in Kansas.  As Supreme …

The Linke’s Search for Leadership – and Direction

Otto von Bismarck is once reported to have said “Faust complains of having two souls in his breast. I have a whole squabbling crowd.” So it is with any leader …

QAnon Goes Global

“Please, Mr. President, make Germany great again.” It’s not every day that demonstrators in Germany plea for America’s president to come to their aid. But the August 29 anti-lockdown protest …

The SPD Goes Back to the Future

German politics today is fit for a Greek tragedy, which is particularly true for the Social Democratic Party (SPD). The quest for new leadership less than a year ago brought …

Episode 30: German Politics Heats Up

German political dynamics have made an early and perhaps unexpected change this summer, coming out of the “Sommerloch,” with two new announcements from the Social Democratic Party. First, the SPD …

Like Sands Through an Hourglass, So Are Angela Merkel’s Approval Ratings

German chancellor Angela Merkel may be cementing her legacy in the pandemic as the most popular leader in the history of the Bundesrepublik. While Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, …

Cleaning Up an Over-engineered Mess? German Electoral System Reform

Germany’s electoral system is back in the news because the governing coalition has been considering making some alterations to address consequences of the last set of changes that went into …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed in Handelsblatt

Martin Richenhagen, AICGS Chairman, talks with Handelsblatt about the German-American relationship and the upcoming U.S. election as AICGS releases a new report outlining recommendations for the next U.S. administration. Read …

Testing State Leaders in a Pandemic: The Rise of Andrew Cuomo and Markus Söder

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” So think many politicians when opportunities emerge to amplify their reputations. The truth is that crises do help politicians and voters to separate …