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The German Summer 2012

By Christian Kohlross So what happened this past summer in Germany? Anything other then the persistent crisis of the Euro and the European Union? Is there something hovering in the …

A Commemoration for Helmut Kohl

October 1 marks the 30th anniversary of Helmut Kohl’s 16 year tenure as Chancellor of Germany. The first half of that tenure saw Kohl as Chancellor of a divided Germany. …

A Trying Transformation

Watching the celebration of Franco-German friendship this past week in Ludwigsburg should give anyone a reason to believe in the power of reconciliation in international affairs. Both Chancellor Merkel and …

The U.S. Could Learn from Germany’s High-Tech Manufacturing

In this featured article from Scientific American, Stefan Theil, Newsweek’s Berlin Bureau Chief and regular AGI contributor, examines how Germany is able to maintain a strong manufacturing sector, and thus a relatively strong …

Reconciliation Struggles Persist between Japan and Korea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s recent visit to the Takeshima islands in Japan and his demand that the Japanese emperor apologize for Japan’s war atrocities has renewed the discussion surrounding …

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It’s a Family Thing

The German Job Miracle continues in 2012: With the number of job vacancies increasing by 4 percent, there were more than a million positions to be filled. While some economic …

Germany and its American Nukes

In an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, Elke Hoff, spokesperson for defense issues of the Free Democratic Party, made public that the remaining 10-20 U.S. American nuclear weapons …

Poland and Further Enlargement of the Euro Zone: Chance for Poland, Chance for Germany

Amid the euro crisis it seems elusive to think about further enlargement of the euro zone. After all, the political elites, the media, and the common European people are busy …

ISNA Annual Conference: One Nation Under God: Striving for the Common Good

As part of the Institute’s effort to spark a dialogue among the American and German Muslim communities, AGI was pleased to sponsor a German participant at the Islamic Society of …

The Chinese Catalyst

Angela Merkel’s visit to China last week is her sixth and largest foray into the Middle Kingdom, and it serves as a reminder to many of how decisive the weight …

October 3: Marking Milestones, Pursuing Processes

This week, Germany celebrated its unity for the twenty-second time on October 3. It is not one of those more prominent milestones such as a twentieth anniversary, but it serves once again …

Constitutional Challenges and Choices

The next time Chancellor Merkel and President Obama get together, they could compare notes on their experiences with waiting for an important decision from their respective Supreme Courts. In June, …