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The AGI Foreign & Security Policy Program addresses German security policy, the foreign policy cooperation between the U.S. and Germany, and the transatlantic defense relationship.
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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 …

Charlotte Unger, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

Charlotte Unger is a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from May to July 2023. Dr. Unger is a Senior Research Associate at the Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS). She …

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 …

German-Israeli Relations on the 75th Anniversary of the State of Israel

Israeli-German relations have come a long way. On its 75th birthday on April 26, 2023, the State of Israel plans to host the chief pilot of the Luftwaffe in the …

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 …

Worth the Wait?

The development and potential impact of Germany’s forthcoming national security strategy It’s almost here. After missing the promised delivery target of December 2022 and the backup deadline of the 2023 …

Alexander Ritzmann, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Alexander Ritzmann as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from March to June 2023. He has been working on the promotion of liberal democracy and human rights …

No Cyber Resilience, No Economic Resilience

When Russia attacked Ukraine starting in late February 2022, it did so not only with bombs, missiles, and tanks but also with hackers. Massive cyberattacks were carried out on Ukraine’s …

Shaping Foreign Policy

Germany’s “Feminist” Approach to the War on Ukraine The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the U.S. Government. “As long as …

No Vodka for Lunch

Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy as Part of the Zeitenwende Reports about German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock’s first visit to Moscow on January 18, 2022, recorded that she told Russian foreign …

Olaf Scholz in Washington: AGI Expert Analysis in the Media

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met President Biden on March 3, 2023, for a one-on-one meeting. AGI President Jeff Rathke discussed the chancellor’s visit with multiple media outlets. The two leaders …

Olaf Scholz: The Indispensable Element of a Sustainable China Strategy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to Washington on March 3, at a peak of transatlantic focus on supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s aggression. President Biden’s bold visit to …

Cluster Headache

What one headline from Munich reveals about Germany a year into the war in Ukraine The 2023 Munich Security Conference produced several significant storylines. In general, Western leaders demonstrated unity …