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Germany’s Grand Scheme of the Internet of Things: The Pursuit for Digitalization

“The very notion of a grand scheme of things is a nightmarish obscenity.” – Thomas Ligotti, author of Songs of a Dead Dreamer In the years since the Great Recession …

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: 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 …

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 …

Shaken but Not Stirred?

On October 29, 2015, Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and frequent participant and speaker in AICGS programs, delivered a speech on the banking …

TPP: Lessons from the Pacific for the Atlantic

This week’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is a major historical milestone. It is the first part – along with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) …

The Bigger Drama: The Transatlantic Community Now Needs to Pay Attention to China

The events in Greece have taken us on an emotional roller coaster in the past week. After missing a payment to the IMF on Tuesday, Greeks voted on Sunday to …

How can Europe help the Greeks?

Over 200 Billion Euros have been handed to Greece. Additional rescue funds will probably follow. Except: The government operates in a nepotistic way and the money doesn’t go to the …

Transatlantic Competition Over Institutional Design

In 1996, Martha Finnemore noted in National Interests in International Society that no matter how technical international organizations might seem, they “are never neutral forms.” In his new article, Alexander …

Internal Flexibility and Wage Restraint as Key Factors for the German Labor Market Miracle

Former DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgan, an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, recently published a chapter entitled “The German …

Dombret Speaks on the State of the Euro Zone at Langhammer Series Event

Speaking at today’s Langhammer Series event, member of the Executive Board of the Bundesbank Dr. Andreas Dombret summarized the state of the euro area and focused on the role of …

The Germany-Bubble: A Last Hurrah for a Great Economy

The newest book by Olaf Gersemann, Business editor of Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag, is bound to both offend and encourage. In assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Germany’s …