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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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The Battle for the Bundestag Begins Now 

After a state election in Germany, the Social Democrats (SPD) lost—again; the Christian Democrats (CDU) won—again; and a strong showing by the liberal FDP has created a chance to rebuild …

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The French Presidential Elections and Europe

From the perspective of European Integration, the French presidential election is a reload of Sergio Leone’s 1960s blockbuster movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” In the runoff, Emmanuel …

The Rise of Populist Movements in the United States and Europe: Joint Challenge, Joint Answers Needed

The largest political challenge facing Europe and the United States at the moment is also the largest challenge currently facing the transatlantic relationship. Populist movements put the very core of …

Clear Horizons, or Choppy Waters? Navigating to September 24

“Clear horizon, strong heart,” or, as they say in Schleswig-Holstein, “Klaar Kimming, Rüm Haart.” The slogan frequently seen on flags flying over the North Sea islands might as well be flying …

Pragmatic France Elects a Reformer

There is an old story about the serious French thinker who, when presented with a common-sense solution to a problem, will find fault by retorting that the idea “works in …

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Germany’s Priority Is Keeping the European Union Together: This Is Fundamentally in the U.S.’ Interest

In a widely-read interview with the German daily tabloid Bild just days before his inauguration, Donald Trump called the British decision to leave the EU “smart,” and predicted that other …

100 Days of Donald Trump: This Man Has a Very Unique Style

In an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur‘s Ute Welty, AGI President Jack Janes weighs in on Trump’s first 100 days and what it suggests for transatlantic relations going forward. Listen to the …

Closing the Skills Gap: The Importance of Educating a Diverse Workforce

Issue Brief 55 Anticipated demographic changes in the United States suggest that many communities—and their workforces—will be increasingly minority-based, with Hispanic population growth outpacing other minority groups. Young minorities across …

Working toward Being an Inclusive, Welcoming Home for Immigrants and Their Families

I recently visited Charlotte, North Carolina with a small group convened by the American-German Institute (AGI). The purpose of the trip was to examine how Charlotte, a city with a …

Integrating Refugees into the Workforce: A Shared Migration Challenge of the United States and Germany

When it comes to migrants and refugees, the policy differences between the U.S. and Germany are vast these days. Trump and Merkel seem polar opposites: One trying to halve refugee …

GE CEO: Germany points the way for a U.S. manufacturing revival

In an April 2 interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “Global Public Square,” GE CEO Jeff Immelt made the case for looking to Germany for clues to reviving manufacturing in hard-hit …

Integrating Young Minorities into the Workforce: Lessons from Charlotte, NC

Dr. Ryan Monroe is Chief Academic Officer at Carlos Rosario School in Washington, DC.  He was a participant in AGI’s site visits in Charlotte, NC, as part of the Institute’s …