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Is the Arab Spring a Turning Point in EU-Turkey Relations?

Many thought the Arab Spring would be a turning point not only across the Middle East region, but also in relations with its neighbors.  Rana Deep Islam argues that the …

European Elections

There is much to digest after elections in a number of European countries this past weekend. Much has been written about the potential impact of the French vote on the …

The Growth Compact

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) was in heavily fortified Barcelona, Spain today. I believe it is the first time in the history of the ECB that it …

The End of the Years of Plenty? American and German Responses to the Economic Crisis

Policy Report 49 analyzes the policy responses of Germany and the United States to the continued economic and financial unrest. The authors examine the origins of Germany’s economic policy and …

The Eurozone Crisis and Implications for the United States

European leaders finally agreed to a more comprehensive plan to help bring the euro out of its current crisis. However, many experts agree that there is still much more that needs to be done to bring Europe, and the global economy as a whole, out of this mess. This week’s AICGS Advisor examines a few of the expert opinions on what still lies ahead:
Peter S. Rashish, Vice President for Europe & Eurasia, U.S Chamber of Commerce, gives his testimony before the House Financial Services subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade on the U.S. implications of the euro zone crisis and what should be done to bolster trade between the two partners.

Taming the Financial Beast: A Status Report of Financial Regulatory Reform in the U.S. and European Union

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the United States and the European Union have acted not only to recover from the crisis, but also to implement regulatory reforms …

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 …

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 …

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 …

In the Shadow of the Six Parties: Europe and the Non-proliferation Process in North Korea

Speaking of the European Union as an international actor dealing with North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK) often raises eyebrows. Since the outbreak of the second nuclear …