Public Debt: Is the Next Crisis Looming?

Debt sustainability has a lot to do with trust. There are early warning indicators for sovereign debt crises that can indicate an incipient loss of confidence. However, fiscal and monetary …

The Transatlantic Community and the Global South in the Age of Great Power Rivalry

In 1980, the Independent Commission for International Development Issues, chaired by former German Chancellor Willy Brandt, published a landmark report entitled “North-South: A Program for Survival.” In the midst of …

Redressing the Citizen in Uniform

Analyzing the Past and Future of German Conscription The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 75th anniversary is a milestone. It is also a reminder of the importance of a strong security …

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Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States (2022-2023)

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Seize the Burden

A European Initiative to Put NATO on a Sustainable Footing Shortly after entering office in 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden exclaimed at the (virtual) Munich Security Conference that “America is …

Far-Right Violence and World Community

An Evolving Threat in a Changing World What the life and work of German-American Christian ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) tells us about an old problem in a new context. Far-right …

Climate Policies in Germany and the United States

Lobbying through Networks? At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) at the end of November 2023, big questions arose about how the states performed after the Paris Agreement (COP …