Bolton Smith

Programs: Foreign & Security PolicyRegions: Europe & Eurasia, GermanyCategory: Analysis

Bolton Smith is a full-time intern at AGI during the summer of 2014, where his duties include writing the AGI Notizen Daily, assisting with the contact database, summarizing AGI events, and contributing to the AGI Notizen Blog. He is particularly interested in the Foreign & Domestic Policy and Society, Culture & Politics Programs at AGI, focusing on defense policy as well as party politics in Germany.


Mr. Smith is currently a rising junior at Davidson College, where he is a double major in Political Science and German Studies. Mr. Smith will spend his junior year in Berlin at Humboldt University studying Politics and Literature, and hopes to gain working fluency in German. Mr. Smith intends to eventually pursue a J.D., focusing on International Law, specifically in regard to the European Union.

Recent Content


The Death Knells of Centrist German Liberalism-The Rise of the AfD and fall of the FDP

The rapid growth of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Germany has certainly been a clear departure from the mood of German politics prior to the most recent Bundeswahl (Federal …

The Trouble with Drones: A Brief Overview of Problems Surrounding German Drone Usage and Armament.

Drone technology has come to the forefront of defining modern and future warfare, helped in part by its efficiency in ongoing American military campaigns. But compared to the United States, …