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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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A Zeitenwende for Science and Technology Research?

In March 2024, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research published its “Position Paper on Research Security in Light of Zeitenwende.” The document asserts that Germany’s approach to science …

The Biden Administration Internationalizes its Trade Policy

In the last month, both at home and abroad, the Biden administration has stepped up its engagement on the potentially game-changing yet currently languishing role of trade policy in advancing …

AGI Profiles: Dr. Wolf Heinrich Reuter

State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance Dr. Wolf Heinrich Reuter has served as the State Secretary at the Minister of Finance (Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium der Finanzen) since January 1, …

Small Carrots, Hypothetical Sticks, and Phantom Hopes

Scholz’s Visit to China Showcases Parallel Practice to Germany’s China Strategy Nine months after the release of Germany’s first China Strategy, Chancellor Olaf Scholz returned to China at the head …

Revising Germany’s Playbook

For More European Unity When faced with criticism about his commitment to Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz usually reminds audiences of numbers—German military support to Kyiv is the highest in Europe—and …

He Votes, She Votes

The Evolution of Gendered Voting in Germany The German federal election of 2017 brought up a novelty: for the first time, women were voting more left-wing than men. When I …

One Year in: How Is Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy Doing?

A year ago, the German foreign ministry launched “Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy,” guidelines committing to a feminist foreign policy by strengthening the rights, resources, and representation of women and girls …