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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.
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Episode 51: Why Does Russia Want to Roll Back Europe’s Political and Security Architecture?

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke and AGI Trustee Ambassador John Kornblum discuss the growing threat to European security and the post-Cold War security architecture resulting …

Rebooting the U.S.-EU Defense Relationship

President Biden has come into office determined to reboot the U.S.-EU relationship after four years of tension between Washington and Brussels. The Biden administration acknowledges that the European Union is …

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Fresh Start or False Dawn?

Prospects for U.S.-German relations in the post-Merkel era The pieces in U.S.-German relations are in flux. With the ‘traffic light’ coalition between the SPD, Greens, and FDP in office, German …

Episode 48: The Future of Germany’s Security and Defense Policy

Germany is essential to transatlantic security, a fact that grows more important with rising security challenges in Europe. Berlin’s allies have long called on the country to play a bigger …

Kai Oppermann, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Kai Oppermann as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from October to December 2021. Kai Oppermann is Professor of International Politics at the Chemnitz University of …

Sophia Besch, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Sophia Besch as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from September to December 2021. Ms. Besch is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform’s …

Alliance Relations and Berlin

Berlin posed the worst kind of alliance problem. Lying 100 miles inside East German territory, surrounded by 124 Soviet and East German divisions, Berlin was indefensible by the West. General …