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Kai Oppermann, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Dr. Kai Oppermann as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2021. Kai Oppermann is Professor of International Politics at the Chemnitz University of …

Nord Stream 2 Deal

Not a Gift to Putin but a Realistic Choice Opposition to the Biden administration’s deal with Germany over the lifting of sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project …

Germany Buys Pipeline Peace with Washington at the Price of Owning Russian Misbehavior

The United States and Germany, seeking to lower the temperature in their six-year-old dispute over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, issued a joint statement on July 21, 2021. The …

AICGS President Jeff Rathke Joins CNAS Podcast “Brussels Sprouts”

President of AICGS Jeff Rathke was recently a guest on the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) podcast, “Brussels Sprouts.” Along with Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, and Cathryn Clüver, …

Book Review: “Between Containment and Rollback: The United States and the Cold War in Germany”

Sixty-eight years ago this week, thousands of Germans living in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) rebelled against their government and brought East Germany to the edge of collapse. That episode …

An opportunity that won’t come again

With President Joe Biden, the United States is making a comeback on the world stage. Originally published in DIE WELT, Hamburg, 3 March 2021, Dr. Jackson Janes and Dr. Eckhard …

After the Capitol Siege: Politics First, Then Economics

One of the signature lines in Bertolt Brecht’s Three Penny Opera, a product of social ferment in 1920s Berlin, is “Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.” One implication …

AICGS Chairman Martin Richenhagen Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk

Martin Richenhagen, AICGS Chairman, was recently interviewed by the Deutschlandfunk Kultur show, “Im Gespräch.” The wide-ranging interview (in German), accompanied by an article, “From Religion Teacher to CEO,” (also in …

A New Age of Transatlantic Alliance?

The Covid-19 pandemic and growing tensions between the U.S. and China brought even greater global global attention to this year’s American presidential election. Despite the victory of the Democratic challenger …

Equity at Home and Security Abroad: Transatlantic Economic Cooperation after January 20

For a short period in the mid-1950s, the modernizing politician Pierre Mendès France served as France’s Prime Minister. During his mere nine months in office, PMF, as he was known, …

President Biden: Think Bigger and Broader with Berlin

Is the United States Germany’s strategic rival? Germany is the fourth-largest economy in the world, a leading liberal democratic power, the core state in the European Union, an active NATO ally, and …

Jeff Rathke on Obama’s Views of Relationships with Key EU Partners

AICGS President Jeff Rathke joined Deutsche Welle’s The Day with Brent Goff to discuss excerpts from President Barack Obama’s recently published memoir, in which Obama discusses the United States’ as …

Biden as President: More Like FDR or More Like JFK?

Whether President-elect Joe Biden will be able to bring about a New Deal-style transformation of the U.S. economy in the mold of Franklin D. Roosevelt depends on the outcome of …

Jeff Rathke on the Biden Administration’s Approach to Europe

Looking at how a new Biden administration will approach Europe, AICGS President Jeff Rathke is cautious, telling Handelsblatt (in German) that domestic concerns will supersede foreign relations, especially when politically …

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