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NATO Enlargement Policy

In this recently published report from the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Patrick Keller, Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and AICGS participant, explores the debates surrounding …

Growth in a Time of Austerity: Looking beyond Germany at the Nordic Model

Adrian Wooldridge is the Management Editor and ‘Schumpeter’ Columnist for The Economist. He recently published a detailed Special Report on the Nordic Model for The Economist entitled “Northern Lights.” He …

Germany’s Power Position

In this recent Financial Times piece, Ulrich Speck, Publicist for Global Europe and former AICGS Fellow, argues that Germany must finally decide the level of power is wishes to exert …

He’s Done it Again

He’s done it again. Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, has worked his magic and achieved exactly what he set out to do. This time, he talked …

The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation

In this recent interview with Deutsche Welle, AICGS President Jack Janes provides his insight into what can be expected from President Obama’s second term in office with regard to transatlantic …

The Franco-German Elysée Treaty at Fifty: A Model for Others?

The fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 Elysée Treaty provides occasion for reflection on the larger meaning of this landmark for Franco-German relations, but also raises the question of whether its …

Transatlantic Brinksmanship

In this latest commentary originally published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, PIIE Senior Fellow and frequent AICGS contributor Jacob Kirkegaard examines the role of brinksmanship among politicians in both …

Risk Governance and Transatlantic Cooperation in Space

Purely national approaches to cope with major transnational challenges are doomed to fail. The United States and the EU are key players in this context—without the two economic and political heavyweights, systemic …

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 …

Scenarios for the Future of the EU: Disintegrating, Diffident or Decisive?

Three Scenarios As the U.S. recalibrates its relationship with the EU in the second Obama administration, it behooves observers to contemplate different trajectories for the EU’s future. The three possible …

The Real Value of the EU for Britain is Geopolitical

In this recent analysis originally published by the European Council on Foreign Relations, Ulrich Speck examines British membership in the European Union. Due to the mounting uncertainty surrounding the common …

Resolving relations with Kosovo is a key obstacle to Serbia joining the EU

An excerpt from the original publication with the London School of Economics: “Serbia was awarded EU candidacy status at the beginning of this year. Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Alexander Wochnik write that …