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A variety of reasons, including demographic change, global migration patterns, economic hardship, and climate change, demand that both Germany and the U.S. craft domestic policies that effectively address their populations’ concerns. This imperative is also seen in the political sphere, as voters make their voices heard in state, federal, and supranational elections.
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Episode 95: German Security Policy’s Balancing Act

Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller joins this episode of The Zeitgeist to discuss Germany, transatlantic defense, and the West’s response to today’s challenging security order. Are Germany and the United States doing …

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 …

Episode 93: Sahra Wagenknecht Tries to Shake Up German Politics with a New Party

On October 23, one of Germany’s most popular politicians Sahra Wagenknecht announced that she would leave the Left Party and form a new political party. The “Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance” (BSW) …

Is the Firewall Still Standing?

No cooperation with the Alternative for Germany (AfD)—that has been the basic principle of all German parties since the AfD came on the scene after 2013. In fact, less than …

Episode 92: State Elections in Bavaria and Hesse

Two German Länder elected their state parliaments on Sunday, October 8: Bavaria and Hesse. In both states, it appears that the current coalitions will continue, led by center-right parties (the …

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Daniel Rasch, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Rasch as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in October and November 2023. Daniel Rasch is a researcher in public policy and public administration with …

AGI Profiles: Jennifer Lee Morgan

State Secretary for Climate and Special Envoy for International Climate Action Including climate policy as an area of responsibility of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Minister Annalena Baerbock …

A Question of Dissent in the German Government

Since the last federal elections in 2021, Germany has been governed by a so-called Ampelkoalition (traffic-light coalition), named after the political colors of its parties: red for the Social Democrats …

Refugees in Germany

“We Can Do It” Again? Eight years ago, in August 2015, former Chancellor Angela Merkel first used the phrase “Wir schaffen das” (we can do this) to signal Germany’s willingness …

One Year of the IRA

Assessing the Impact on Europe’s Clean Energy Industry A U.S. Climate Action Milestone The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been hailed by many as the most “important climate action in …

The Illusion of Effortless Prosperity

This article originally appeared in German in Die WELT. Germany is in decline. Not just since the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war—the relevant performance indicators have been trending negative …

New Strategies of Transnational European-U.S. Right-Wing Extremist Combat Sports Networks

This article assesses the main strategies, networks, and threat potentials affiliated with the activities of two current key right-wing extremist (RWE)[1] leaders who first met in 2018 at a combat …