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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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Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner”

Courageous Ukraine has become the West Berlin of the 21st century It has been 60 years since John F. Kennedy’s historic speech in Berlin. Today there is still much to …

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 …

Episode 84: The Evolution of German-American Relations

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke; Dr. Eric Langenbacher, Senior Fellow and Director of AGI’s Society, Culture & Politics Program; and Dr. Jackson Janes, President Emeritus …

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. …

Henry Kissinger at 100

Henry Kissinger is undoubtedly the most well-known living statesman in the world of diplomacy and global strategy. His tireless engagement for a stable world order is legendary. Kissinger’s fellow American …

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 …