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Peace, Justice, and Nuclear Disarmament: President Obama in Berlin

The highlight of his trip to Berlin, President Obama addressed a crowd of 6,000 yesterday in front of the Brandenburg Gate following private meetings with German Federal President Joachim Gauck …

President Obama to Visit Berlin

Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Berlin that symbolized a united German-American pursuit of freedom, President Barack Obama will deliver a keynote speech in front of …

Merkel’s Placet

Remember the saying it takes two to tango? In the case of the European Central Bank, that phrase could prove rather fitting for its President Mario Draghi, who will need …

AICGS President Jack Janes in The Economist

With elections in Lower Saxony approaching on January 20th, Germany’s political parties will be looking towards the results as a gauge for what could be expected when all Germans take …

The Potential Impact of German Elections

As Germany enters a national election year, the decisions made by voters when they reach the polls in November could have major effects not only for Germany, but for Europe …

An Exercise in External Reconciliation

With the EU accepting its Peace and Reconciliation Nobel Prize, it is worth a look at an example of the EU using its reconciliation experience, specifically  in the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This essay …

Merkel’s Political Strategy

In this recent commentary originally published by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte compares the election strategies of President Obama as he sought a second term and Chancellor Merkel as …

A Long Road of Reconciliation

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize is recognition of the progress made over the past sixty years on a continent once rife with war and conflict.  …

The Nobel’s New Narrative

With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, AICGS takes a look at what some of Europe’s leaders are saying about the meaning of the …

Work Still Remains

At a recent luncheon event in Washington DC, I was reminded of how fragile the western economy is. A president of one of the 12 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks warned …

The Week in Europe

The last week of August has opened with the usual salvo of news about the debt crisis in Europe. Of course, American public opinion will turn its attention towards the …

Historical Dimensions of the Euro Crisis

Jonathan Zatlin, winner of last year’s DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies in the field of Economics at AICGS’ annual Global Leadership Award Dinner, recently co-wrote an article …