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Germany’s Military Deployment to Lithuania

Rough Terrain Ahead for the Bundeswehr The Eurasian lynx is the largest wild cat native to Lithuania. Soon, this cat will be joined in its forested habitat by much larger, …

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. …

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, …

AGI Profiles: Jens Plötner

Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Olaf Scholz Jens Plötner was appointed Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Olaf Scholz in December 2021. His official title is Ministerial Director, …

The Past, Present, and Future of LGBTQ+ Communities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Following their trip to Florida, the AGI project group “Building LGBTQ+ Communities in Germany and the United States: Past, Present, and Future” convened in Cologne, Germany, in April 2024. Through …

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The Struggle for Equitable Healthcare

The Rights of Transgender and Non-Binary People in Germany and the United States As the struggle for equitable healthcare for transgender and non-binary individuals persists globally, a comparative analysis of …

Robert Habeck in China

Germany’s Continuing China Policy Inertia When German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Robert Habeck called for a unified European strategy to stand up against competition with China at the end …

Self-Determination Act Creates New Rights for Transgender People in Germany

On April 12, 2024, the German Bundestag passed the Selbstbestimmungsgesetz, or Self-Determination Act, arguably the most important piece of legislation for transgender people in Germany in over a generation. When …

Gambling Europe’s Future

Overcome by a bout of despair, the French president confided to one of his closest advisers that “this is a country which is disintegrating, and I can do nothing about …

The G7 Summit and the Two Worlds of Geoeconomics and Geopolitics

The G7 summit that took place on June 13-15 in Borgo Egnazia, in the southeastern Italian region of Puglia, may be remembered by historians as a turning point. Not for the …

Dr. Nikolas Stihl Receives Global Leadership Award

New York, NY, June 13, 2024 – The American-German Institute at Johns Hopkins University (AGI) honored Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board at STIHL, with …

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 …