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Notizen Weekly for September 9, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations. Business and Economics Germany’s output growth slowed to a 15-month low (VOA News) Germany warned Britain against negotiating free trade …

„Splendid Isolation“ im 21. Jahrhundert? Historische Hintergründe des Brexit

Das Vereinigte Königreich hätte auch im Falle seines Verbleibes in der EU weiter um seine Sonderrechte gekämpft, nur ausgesuchte Projekte und Maßnahmen des Integrationswerkes akzeptiert und wäre somit ein unbequemer …

Zwischen Gestaltungsmacht und Hegemoniefalle: Zur neuesten Debatte über eine “neue deutsche Außenpolitik”

In his recent essay, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Gunther Hellmann examines the latest debate over a “new German foreign policy.” Whereas ten years ago Germany described its foreign policy role as …

Brexit’s Alarm Bell

Is Brexit a warning shot or a mortal wound for the European project? “What is past is prologue,” wrote Shakespeare in The Tempest, a play about the fragility of life …

What’s Going on in Europe — A view from the Deutsche Bundesbank

A Speech by Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank In a recent speech delivered at the World Affairs Council and American Council on Germany …

Enhanced Cooperation for Europe: Is there a Way out of the Impasse of Integration Politics?

The Grand Coalition just cannot get rid of the hot potato called Europe. The governing parties are arguing with great persistence about the solutions and answers to the European crises …

The Dawning or Dimming of Europe

Twenty five years ago—as the Balkan wars were descending into hell—Jacques Poos, the then-Prime Minister of Luxembourg, declared that “the hour of Europe has dawned.” That declaration followed the unification …

Berlin’s Brexit Blues: A Plan to Keep Calm and Carry On

Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, undertook what was, perhaps, her final state visit last year. Of all the places she could have traveled to, she chose Germany, the …

Reaching a New Normalcy? Germany’s “New Responsibility” in Security Affairs

 In 1920, U.S. presidential candidate Warren G. Harding coined the word “normalcy” in reference to the end of the U.S.’ first major foreign military engagement and a return to concentration …

British Referendum Pains and the EU Implications of BREXIT

On 23 June 2016, should a majority of British voters decide to leave the EU—nearly forty-five years after joining the Community—the EU would lose 17 percent of its GDP and …

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 …

Defining Dualities: Context, Content and Comparison in German-Israeli Relations in the Framework of Europeanization

German-Israeli relations against the background of Europeanization transpire at multiple levels. This essay begins with the context, and then turns to the content of the link between the German-Israeli relationship …