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Foreign & Security Policy

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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Episode 96: The United States and Germany in a Shifting Global Order

The international order built by the United States after World War II is under strain, and the consensus about America’s role that used to unite U.S. political leaders and the …

Henry Kissinger, America and Germany

More than fifty years after he arrived on the world scene as Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger remained an imposing figure on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite …

John Kornblum Remembers Helga Haftendorn

Over the years I have identified two types of “experts” on German-American relations. There are what I would call the “issue” experts. These are writers who chase whatever question or …

Episode 95: German Security Policy’s Balancing Act

Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller joins this episode of The Zeitgeist to discuss Germany, transatlantic defense, and the West’s response to today’s challenging security order. Are Germany and the United States doing …

Statement on Rising Incidents of Anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States

The terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 shocked the world, a stunning, deliberate, and cooardinated act of violence that became the deadliest day for Jews since the end of …

Germany’s Role in the World

This article was originally published in German in CIVIS, August 2023. The question of Germany’s role in the world is as old as the Federal Republic. In the beginning, it …

Episode 91: After the Zeitenwende: Is Germany’s Military Measuring Up?

Dr. Eva Högl is the German Bundestag’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, assisting the Parliament in their oversight of the German military. She is working to ensure that everyone …

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 …

Germany’s Juggling Act between Taiwan and China

In the past few years, the German government led by Olaf Scholz has shifted considerably Berlin’s policy regarding the Indo-Pacific region. Concerned by China’s expanding power and ambitions in the …

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 …