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Privatization of Security Services: Comparing Approaches to Policing and Prisons across the Atlantic

For the past several decades there has been a trend of privatization of services that were previously firmly in the hands of public entities. Happening in both the United States …

The New Germany: An interview with Wolfgang Ischinger

Wolfgang Ischinger knows German foreign policy. He was the country’s deputy foreign minister from 1998 to 2001. He was its ambassador to Washington from 2001 to 2006. Then he spent …

Notizen Weekly for May 26

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics John Kennedy and Illiberalism (AICGS) ECB plays down Brexit threat to Eurozone economy (Financial Times) …

Civil Society in a Time of Uncertainty: Lessons Learned from Wider Europe

The transatlantic relationship is undergoing a fundamental shift in that the idea of the West as a community of values and interests is in question—not only since the election of …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Far-Right Politics in Europe

Coming to grips with the proliferation of populist movements in Europe is not a new preoccupation. Right-wing and left-wing protest parties have long been part of the political landscape. Until …

Notizen Weekly for May 12

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany’s Schaeuble Calls for Euro Zone Parliament (US News) Germany Just Smashed an Energy Record, …

Notizen Weekly for May 5

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics German unemployment at historic lows (DW) Bundesbank warns of German real estate bubble (DW) Senate …

100 Days of Trump: Transatlantic Relations in Times of Uncertainty

Much has already been said about Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, both the style and the substance. Not only has the U.S. seen dramatic policy shifts during this …

Walls Against Migration? About Perceived Truth in the U.S. Migration Debate and the Effectiveness of Border Protection Measures

Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border shines a spotlight on the issue of border protection. This article investigates how effectively walls and border control measures …

Pick Your Fights Wisely: The Value of Transatlantic Intelligence Cooperation

Chancellor Merkel’s recent visit to Washington, DC, created a number of quite remarkable moments that will be remembered as they marked a new tone in transatlantic relations. Not least, the …

Re-Invest in the Transatlantic Bargain

It is no secret that the United States shoulders the lion’s share of NATO’s defense spending. This was true during the Cold War, where the U.S. funded roughly one-half of …

Notizen Weekly for April 21

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations  Business and Economics Trump just signed a ‘buy American’ order, but his own businesses don’t (Business Insider) How …