AICGS

Alexander Privitera

Non-Resident Fellow

Alexander Privitera is a Non-Resident Fellow at AICGS. He focuses primarily on Germany’s European policies and their impact on relations between the United States and Europe. Previously, Mr. Privitera was the Washington-based correspondent for the leading German news channel, N24. As a journalist, over the past two decades he has been posted to Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, and Rome. Mr. Privitera was born in Rome, Italy, and holds a degree in Political Science (International Relations and Economics) from La Sapienza University in Rome.

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Späte Reue, Stefan Baron

Writing a book about one’s own boss is a difficult task under any circumstance. The exercise is particularly tricky if the person in question is a highly controversial banker; if …

Germany’s Future Iraq Involvement

Since U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb Sunni extremists in Iraq, German public opinion has debated whether to get involved and if so, why. In its initial reaction to …

The Fourth Revolution, Micklethwait & Wooldridge

Events of the past few months have once again proven that, in today’s world, defining what a rules-based order is has become increasingly difficult. In fact, the world order increasingly …

Europe: Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Thanks to the actions taken by the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2012, the euro crisis is over. But the damage inflicted to the real economy will take years to …

Funding the Recovery: The Future Role of Traditional Banking and Capital Markets: Comparing the United States and Europe

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the United States and Europe have sought to reform the banking industry in an effort to reduce future risks to the financial system and economy. …

When Muddling Through Makes Sense

The recent international agreement in Geneva does very little to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, but it has bought time for all parties involved. The Russians will likely try to …

The End of the Step-by-Step Approach

Germany’s hope that Russian president Vladimir Putin might tolerate a face saving opportunity for all parties involved in the Ukrainian crisis is fading fast. A nebulous solution at the negotiating …

AICGS Insights on the West and Ukraine during Steinmeier’s Visit

Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to Washington was intended to serve as a reset button in the close, but strained U.S.-German relationship. The German foreign minister largely succeeded in this task. However, …

The State of the (European) Union

According to some German media reports, old cracks between finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble and his boss Angela Merkel have reappeared. It’s a déjà vu moment all over again, as the …

ECB in a Holding Pattern

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has issued a stern warning about the growing dangers of deflation. In a speech in Washington on January 15, she …

The German Trade Surplus, Bane or Boon?

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew traveled to Germany this week to promote the Obama administration’s views on what the new government in Berlin should do in order to …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Holding the Shop Together

We have recently added a new valuable study to our bookshelf: Holding the Shop Together (Cornell University Press, 2013) is a study on German industrial relations in the postwar era …