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A Snapshot of LGBTQ+ Experiences and Communities in Florida

Orlando, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale In November 2023, under the auspices of AGI, seven Americans and seven Germans met in Florida to explore the past, present, and future of LGBTQ+ …

The United States and Europe must recalibrate their security partnership

In a new op-ed for Defense News, AGI President Jeff Rathke and AGI/Halle Foundation Intern Theresa Lütkefend argue that the United States and its transatlantic partners should move beyond the …

China Is Listening

But It Won’t Be Business as Usual When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel departed China after last week’s EU-China Summit, …

Back to Reason!

The Constitutional Court’s decision is an opportunity for a far-reaching political change. The Traffic Light Coalition should seize it. This article originally appeared in German in WirtschaftsWoche on November 25, …

The Pressure on Feminist Foreign Policy

About ten years ago, Sweden became the first country to officially commit to a so-called feminist foreign policy. Although Sweden’s center-right government, which took office in 2022, has abandoned the …

Hyperinflation Weimar

One hundred years ago, the Weimar inflation reached its peak. It remains Germany’s greatest economic crisis and has heavily shaped the history of the Federal Republic. Within a few months …

John Kornblum Remembers Helga Haftendorn

Over the years I have identified two types of “experts” on German-American relations. There are what I would call the “issue” experts. These are writers who chase whatever question or …

Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

The Potential and Limits of a Climate Club and other Plurilateral Initiatives Climate change, loss of biodiversity, pandemics, widening economic inequalities and poverty, high debt and shrinking fiscal space, financial …

Statement on Rising Incidents of Anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States

The terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 shocked the world, a stunning, deliberate, and cooardinated act of violence that became the deadliest day for Jews since the end of …

Publication Preview: The German-Israeli Special Relationship

In the coming weeks, the American-German Institute will publish “The German-Israeli Special Relationship: A Chronicle of Four Decades, 1983-2023” from Senior Fellow Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman. In light of the …

Germany Needs More Industrial Policy

The past two years have been hard for the German economy. Not only has the energy price shock following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 shaved off roughly 4 …

The Opposition Wins in Poland

Implications for German-Polish Relations and Western Unity Poland’s ruling populist, conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) lost the country’s consequential parliamentary election on October 15. While the party came in …