A Losing Streak?

Deutsche Bahn’s Weaknesses Shine in the Euro 2024 Tournament Cheers echo from inside the stadium to fans outside. People wave flags of their home team. National colors streak their faces. …

Germany’s Strategic Challenges after a Turbulent Month

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his national security team visited the United States July 9-11, and their engagement highlights the strategic challenges that Berlin must confront as the United States …

Debt Brake Woes

In order to understand the German debt brake (and the debate surrounding it), it is essential to observe that contemporary Germans are deeply averse to debt. Both culturally and politically, …

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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 …