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From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Passage to Europe

The effort to create a European community of nations and peoples is one of the most important experiments in world history. On a continent shaped by war and conflict for …

Franco-German Relations: A River Runs Through It

While sharing a common border for centuries, France and Germany have always had deep differences going back even to the days before the two countries even existed. Julius Caesar had …

Who Owns the EU Reform Debate?

A Past Fellow at AICGS and the current director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Almut Möller has …

A Few Fundamentals of EU Foreign Policy

As Catherine Ashton, the first High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, transitions out of her position, she is enabling her successor to create a comprehensive …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: The Limits of Partnership

Dr. Angela E. Stent in The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2014) has written an important contribution to our understanding of the U.S.-Russian …

Calm Seas in Europe in 2014?

Predicting a continuation of the euro area’s “tranquil period,” barring any excessive complacency, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard addresses the significant economic challenges for 2014 in his most recent blog post. Warning …

2014: Marking Twentieth Century Milestones

During 2014, there will be many different historical milestones, marked with differing purposes yet often with overlapping messages. Three in particular will stand out for Germany, but will be marked …

Credit for Growth: The Future Role of Traditional Banking and Capital Markets – Comparing the United States to Europe

Introduction Six years after the worst financial crisis in more than fifty years, the banking sector is still undergoing profound changes. Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are tightening …

Will There Be Another Generation of Atlanticists?

An Aging Partnership In November 2013, Victoria Nuland gave her first public speech as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. …

Germany Emphasizes Eastern Europe’s Independence

After Ukraine’s recent turn toward Russia, Germany has stepped up to remind Eastern Europe and Russia that these states have the independence to choose their own allegiances. Writing in a …

Shaping Transatlantic Solutions: Challenges of the 2012 and 2013 Elections

The U.S. elections in 2012 and the German elections in 2013 demonstrate that, despite their geographic distance, the two countries are confronted by both similar and shared problems: debt crises, …

Why Germans Enjoy Being the Intelligence Community’s Victim

With the repeated history of repressive surveillance practices ingrained into cultural memory, Germany seems to know this narrative well. Malte Lehming is a frequent contributor and participant at AICGS whose …