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After the Security Strategy, the Real Work Begins

The government of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz published a national security strategy on June 14. The document appeared half a year later than promised in the coalition agreement, but it …

Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner”

Courageous Ukraine has become the West Berlin of the 21st century It has been 60 years since John F. Kennedy’s historic speech in Berlin. Today there is still much to …

Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States

Consequences for Politics and Society An Exchange Outside of the Metropolitan Areas A Three-Year AGI Project – Final Conference Summary In recent years, open communication and compromise have been neglected …

Glendale & Memmingen

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In September 2022 and March 2023, the third cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions …

A First German National Security Strategy

Next to Come: A Process for German Priorities? The world looks for German leadership in its National Security Strategy, the first in German history, unveiled on June 14, 2023. It …

The EU and Economic Security: What’s in a Name?

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, released a proposal this week for a “European Economic Security Strategy.” Its premise is that with “geopolitical tensions rising and global economic integration …

Shifting Structures for Social Cohesion

How Local Organizations Create Inclusive Communities The AGI project on “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States” brought together a diverse group of participants to …

The Rise and Fall of Industrial Cities on Both Sides of the Atlantic

This article was originally published in German at the German Economic Institute (IW Köln). Buffalo (New York) and Dortmund (North Rhine Westphalia) as well as Akron (Ohio) and Chemnitz (Saxony) …

AGI Profiles: Nils Hilmer

State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense Nils Hilmer, a member of the Social Democratic Party, was appointed State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense in March 2023. …