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German-American defense and security ties and the NATO alliance are critical to meeting modern threats. Moving past the traditional threats found in earlier years, today’s concerns range from rouge states, to cybersecurity, to terrorism, and more. German-American cooperation is essential.
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Europe Must Stand Firm Supporting Ukraine’s Independence

As the Ukraine conflict continues with no end in sight after over one and a half years of fighting, the European determination to stand up against Putin’s war of aggression …

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 …

What Follows from Germany’s National Security Strategy?

Strategic Foreign Policy Toward Russia, China, and Transatlantic Relations Russia’s war against Ukraine highlighted the epochal turning point in German foreign policy, which Olaf Scholz called a Zeitenwende. Germany has …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

The Ukrainian People Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

An earlier version of this Op-Ed was originally published in German in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on April 28, 2023. When wars erupt, it is not always possible to clearly …

Episode 81: Sustaining Germany’s Support for Ukraine—A Conversation with Dr. Norbert Röttgen

On this episode of the Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke speaks with Dr. Norbert Röttgen, member of the German Bundestag (CDU) and Vice Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke, about Germany’s efforts …

Episode 81: Sustaining Germany’s Support for Ukraine—A Conversation with Dr. Norbert Röttgen

On this episode of the Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke speaks with Dr. Norbert Röttgen, member of the German Bundestag (CDU) and Vice Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke, about Germany’s efforts …

Balancing Act

What Scholz and Pistorius’ rhetoric tells us about the future of the Zeitenwende Much has changed in Germany over the past year as Berlin has embarked on a journey to …