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The Benefits of Reviving Transatlantic Armaments Cooperation

During the Cold War, Germany and the U.S. fostered close arms cooperation and development. Yet, after German unification, Germany focused on developing and procuring armament systems either domestically or within …

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Forging the Future of Germany and Europe: Reflections on 20 Years of German Unification

The questions, choices, and decisions that Germany of 2010 faces today are vastly different than those the two Germanys confronted over two decades ago. This special publication, made possible by …

Intellectual Property Rights and Green Technology Transfer: German and U.S. Perspectives

While environmental concerns have recently taken a backseat to the economic and financial crisis, scientific projections on climate change continue to call for action. Yet, international cooperation has been hampered …

The Lisbon Treaty in Focus: Germany, the EU, Transatlantic Relations, and Beyond

When the Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009, no one quite knew how this would impact transatlantic relations or how an EU with increasing responsibilities would act …

At the Eve of Convergence? Social Services in the U.S. and Germany

In Policy Report 42, Annette Zimmer and Steven Rathgeb Smith look at social service and health care provision in the United States and Germany, examining the historical development of the …

Finding Security in an Age of Uncertainty: German and American Counterterrorism Policies

New administrations took office in 2009 in both Germany and the United States, bringing with them renewed focus on counterterrorism measures. Still, despite ever-increasing cooperation among allies, the German and …

Different Beds, Same Nightmare: The Politics of History in Germany and Japan

In Policy Report 39, “Different Beds, Same Nightmare: The Politics of History in Germany and Japan,” Professor Thomas Berger examines the characteristics of Germany and Japan that have shaped how …

Short-Term Solutions to the Climate and Energy Challenge

In AICGS Policy Report 37, “The Short-Term Potential of Climate-Friendly Technologies,” Felix Chr. Matthes and Lewis J. Perelman examine the technological solutions that can make a substantial impact on climate …

Bioenergy in the United States and Germany

Authors Bruce A. McCarl and Tobias Plieninger focus on the role biofuels can play in addressing climate change and improving energy security in AICGS Policy Report 36, “Bioenergy in the …

Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned

In AICGS Policy Report 35, “Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned,” Joseph E. Aldy, Camilla Bausch, and Michael Mehling draw on the experiences in Germany and the U.S. with …

Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Climate change is one of the most important challenges that the world faces today. In addition to the war in Iraq, climate policy was also one of the primary causes …

Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security

Global governance and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are becoming increasingly more important as the world grows more connected, less state-based, and more multinational. Issues that once fell under the purview of …

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