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Populist Wild Fires are Spreading – Why Now?

Why now? Why are far-right populist wild fires continuing to spread in the U.S. and Europe—and elsewhere around the globe? The latest versions in Europe are a landslide victory of Viktor …

Judy Asks: Does Europe Have a Russia Policy?

Featuring Stephen Szabo via Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe on March 28, 2018.

Steel Tariffs are a Distraction from Transatlantic Cooperation on China

The White House’s decision on March 8th to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is not without precedent: President George W. Bush did something similar in 2002 when there …

Judy Asks: Is Europe Ready for a Trade War with Trump?

Featuring Stephen Szabo via Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe on March 14, 2018.

Unravelling Order, Uncertain Future? – The International System and Transatlantic Relations in Transition

International Security Forum 2017 Uncertainty marks the present and future of European and transatlantic security. What kind of world order will emerge from the current crisis of liberal multilateralism? Can Europe …

Setting Foreign Policy Priorities in an Era of Political Polarization

As part of the 2018 Munich Security Conference, AICGS was pleased to cohost a breakfast program with the American Council on Germany.  The theme of the discussion was “Setting Foreign Policy …

The Munich Security Conference and the Transatlantic Partnership

At the 2018 Munich Security Conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger awarded Senator John McCain the Ewald von Kleist Award for his services to transatlantic relations and to the Munich Security Conference. In his tribute to Senator McCain, former US Vice President Biden praised the senator’s contributions to America’s leadership in making the world stronger and Europe better.

Understanding Uncertainty

“Today we find ourselves in a paradoxical situation. We enjoy all the achievements of modern civilization that have made our physical existence on this earth easier so in many important …

Welcome to The Wider Atlantic

The Wider Atlantic blog examines the United States, Germany, and the European Union from a national interest perspective. It takes a wide-angle look at the policies, agreements, and institutions that …

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 …

Trusting Each Other

Both sides of the Atlantic are faced with the challenge of digitalization. Digitalization is expected to be highly beneficial by spurring innovation, efficiency, and productivity growth. Yet, it is also …

Judy Asks: Is Europe Turning its Back on Refugees and Migrants?

Featuring Stephen Szabo via Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe on January 17, 2018.

Reforming the Eurozone: A Transatlantic Perspective

Over the last decade, the state of the Eurozone has become a serious concern in the transatlantic relationship. At the outset of the European sovereign debt crisis, the United States …

Do We Still Need “the West”?

Diagnoses of a “crisis” in transatlantic relations often raise questions about the future of “the West.” Over the last fifteen years, pundits and scholars have discussed a possible “end of …