New Ground for Cooperation: The Arab Spring as a Turning Point for EU-Turkey Relations
Though politicians use the word “historic” in a fairly inflationary way, there is no better terminology for describing what the international community is witnessing in the Middle East and North …
The Question of Military Action Against Iran – Of Busted Bunker Hopes and Short Fuses
Iran’s nuclear ambitions – and the West’s response – are analyzed by Non-Resident Fellow Dorle Hellmuth.
Dying for Kunduz? – Justifications of the German Mission in Afghanistan in Political Eulogies
Globally-oriented, extended security policies follow patterns of justification that differ from those drawn on by traditional policies of national self-defense. One of the fundamental differences is the fact that ongoing …
The Routinization of Security Communication and the Risk of Military Casualties
Dr. Ulf von Krause discusses how internal risk communication in the Bundeswehr has evolved from the Balkan wars to today.
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In this At Issue, Executive Director Jack Janes examines the results of the state election in Saarland and their potential signals for both the subsequent state elections to follow during 2012, as well as the national election in 2013.
Executive Director Jack Janes and Peter Ross Range published in New York Times
AGI Executive Director Jack Janes and Peter Ross Range had their essay “Can Joachim Gauck make Germany Likable?” published in the New York Times Sunday Review Opinion page on Sunday, …
Enhancing European Security
Europe will soon need to focus greater attention on its shared defense policy, an aspect that has been overlooked for quite some time. According to the authors, Germany must take the lead for such an initiative.
Can Joachim Gauck Make Germany Likable?
Germany is at a crossroads: become the Continent’s leader or be seen as the neighborhood bully. In a stroke of national fortune, it is about to install, as its next president, a man known more for his integrity and moral leadership than for his political acumen, a man who can help make sure his country follows the first course.
Consequential Cuts: American Troops in Germany
Robert Gerald Livingston explores the motives for U.S. troop reduction in Germany, as well as the potential consequences for such a move. What effect, if any, could this have on Germany’s role in Europe’s defense plans?
The End of the Atomic Dream: One Year After Fukushima, the Shortfalls of Nuclear Energy Are Clearer Than Ever
The anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima prompts Non-Resident Fellow to look for an energy policy that is “economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.”
In this At Issue, Executive Director Jack Janes looks at the proposed troop withdraw date for Afghanistan in the wake of the civilian killings by a U.S. soldier over the past weekend. Following over a decade of conflict in Afghanistan, coalition forces now seem increasingly eager to transfer responsibility to the Afghan people. However, it has become very clear that a number of challenges remain for the future stability of Afghanistan, especially once coalition forces do leave.