Security & Defense

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.

Counter-Terrorism and German-American Relations: A German Perspective

Issue Brief 26 German-American relations reached a historic low point during the years of the second Bush administration. Many argued that this was mainly due to widespread disagreements and a …

Crossing the Red Lines? The Grand Coalition and the Paradox of German Foreign Policy

Policy Report 32 As the U.S. presidential election in 2008 and the German parliamentary election in 2009 loom large on the horizon, the topic of Afghanistan and the joint ISAF …

A European Realignment: German-American Responses

Issue Brief 22 German and American relations with Russia; European and American energy security; and the future of NATO and the European Union are all pressing issues which will confront …

Russia is Back on Stage: German and American Strategies

Issue Brief 17 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement that he would accept the nomination to head the United Russia ticket in the parliamentary elections in December has been only …

A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? Data Protection in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 22 In the borderless world of the twenty-first century, global interconnectivity has never been greater. Through the use of millions of computers, billions of e-mails, and a level …

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Combating the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: A Stronger Role for the UN Security Council?

Issue Brief 6 On 29 March 2006 the United Nations Security Council for the first time addressed the issue of Iranian non-compliance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear …

Reinventing the German Military

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The United States, Russia, and Germany: New Alignment in a Post-Iraq World?

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Uncommon Threats: Germany’s Muslims, Transatlantic Relations and the War on Terror

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Prospects and Limits of Transatlantic Arms Cooperation: The Case of Extended Air Defense (MEADS)

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A New Security Agenda for U.S.-German-Russian Relations: Interim Report

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