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American-German Situation Room

The American-German Situation Room offers German journalists, academics, and policy thinkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Washington policy circles to better understand the currents and trends of political debates.

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A Strained, Yet Indispensable Partnership: German-American Relations in the Age of Donald J. Trump  

For the past seventy years, the German-American and the European-American partnership has rested on a shared understanding of common goals: The transatlantic partners believed that the promotion of democracy, rule …

Marcus Müller, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Marcus Müller as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in November 2018. Marcus Müller is a Research Associate, Lecturer, and …

Gerlinde Groitl, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Gerlinde Groitl as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in September 2018. Dr. Gerlinde Groitl serves as Assistant Professor of …

A New Era of Transatlantic Cooperation in Space? How the New Space Economy Is Shaping the State of Affairs and What Could Be Done

The space sector is undergoing profound changes. When people thought about space exploration just a decade ago, they thought about large government or international agencies such as the National Aeronautics …

Protectionism Is the Wrong Medicine

The principles of a liberal economic and social order have assured increasing wealth and living standards in the last decades and globalization has been one of the main driving engines …

Galina Kolev, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Galina Kolev as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in July 2018. Galina Kolev is senior economist and head of …

Bavaria First: How a provincial party is tearing Germany and Europe apart

When most Americans think about Germany, they really think about Bavaria. Lederhosen, beer, pretzels, beautiful mountain landscapes and the Disney-esque castle Neuschwanstein have little to do with any of the other 15 …

Understanding the U.S. from the American-German Situation Room

In early 2018, we spent four weeks as fellows of the American-German Situation Room (AGSR) in Washington, DC and New York City. The objective of our visit to the AGSR …

Social Cohesion in the United States and Germany: Will Protectionism and Income Redistribution Be Helpful?

While the economy is booming, society is drifting apart. Social cohesion is showing cracks and political stability is in many places in danger. Partitioning is again becoming an issue. These …

Sascha Lohmann, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Sascha Lohmann as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in May 2018. Mr. Lohmann is a Fritz Thyssen Fellow at …

The Risks of American Protectionism for Europe

The decision by U.S. president Donald Trump to impose steel and aluminum tariffs poses great risks for Europe and the global trade system. The temporary exemption for European countries until …

Andrea Rotter, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Andrea Rotter as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in May and June 2018. In Germany, Ms. Rotter is a researcher …

Discussing Transatlantic Partnership at the American-German Situation Room

As a fellow in the American-German Situation Room, I sought to learn as much as possible about the approach and direction of the Trump administration. In discussions with various experts, …

Cornelius Vogt, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Cornelius Vogt as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in April and May 2018. Cornelius Vogt works as a project …

Jörn Quitzau, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Jörn Quitzau as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in April 2018. Joern Quitzau (PhD, University of Hamburg) is a Senior …

Aylin Matlé, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Aylin Matlé as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in March and April 2018. Aylin Matlé is a research assistant …

Deutschland 4.0? Germany’s Digital Strategy Over the Next Four Years

On Sunday, the members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) voted in favor of the coalition agreement that will see Angela Merkel to remain Chancellor for the next four years. …

Mirko Hohmann, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Mirko Hohmann as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in March 2018. Mr. Hohmann is a project manager at the …

Wolfgang Bretschneider, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Bretschneider as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in February-March 2018. Dr. Wolfgang Bretschneider is an economist at both …

Steven Höfner, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Steven Höfner as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in February-March 2018. Steven Höfner is Desk Officer for European Affairs …

Philipp Liesenhoff, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Philipp Liesenhoff as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, until June 2018. In Germany, Philipp Liesenhoff works at the German …

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 …

Christian Patz, Florian Wätzel, AGSR Fellows

AICGS is pleased to welcome Christian Patz and Florian Wätzel as AICGS/GMF Fellows with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in January-February 2018. Christian Patz is a researcher and …

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 …

Jana Puglierin, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Jana Puglierin as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in November 2017. Jana Puglierin is Head of the German Council …

Andreas Falke, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Andreas Falke as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in September 2017. Prof. Dr. Andreas Falke is the Chair for …

Project Description

The American-German Situation Room is set up to provide office space for German journalists, academics, and policy thinkers seeking to immerse themselves in Washington policy circles to better understand the currents and trends of political debates. A joint initiative of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), the project offers an opportunity for German experts to spend time in Washington, studying developments in the United States that are of central importance to American-German relations.

AICGS offers guidance in integrating into networks and institutions in the U.S. capital, including the new administration. Participants have access to select programs sponsored by AICGS and GMF in Washington, while also being assisted in connecting with a range of other organizations, government offices, individuals, and interest groups.


This project was made possible by a generous gift from Guido Goldman in honor of AICGS Trustee Morris Offit.

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