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.

Supervising Sovereignty: Germany’s Constitutional Court at Work

However long it takes for the Federal Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the end result will be another chapter in the interpretation …

Prospects for National and Transatlantic Security under Austere Defense Spending

Looming on the horizon, January 1, 2013 and the beginning of sequestration’s effects are approaching closer and closer. A consequence of the Budget Control Act of 2011, budget sequestration is …

AGI Health Care Podcast with Dr. Joachim Roski

AICGS sat down with Dr. Joachim Roski, Executive Advisor in the Division of Advanced Healthcare Analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton, to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pay for performance in the German and U.S. health care systems.

Future Perspectives for Transatlantic Relations

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich, Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, examines the challenges and agenda for transatlantic relations in this teaser to his recent book entitled The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers.

The Arab Awakening One Year On: A European Perspective

The Arab awakening that commenced late in 2010 has precipitated vast political changes in Arab nations. While the upheaval continues in many societies, nations such as Egypt and Tunisia continue …

Romney Electioneering Abroad at Odds with Trending Approach in Europe

Determining the economic policy approach of the United States for the next four years, Americans have the opportunity in November to remain with President Barack Obama or switch to Republican …

The Party Competition Preceding the 2013 Bundestag Election: The Surprises Will Continue

Changing party dynamics will be at play in the run-up to the 2013 German parliamentary elections.

Not in My Backyard: Communal Challenges to the Energiewende

In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, pollsters consistently found that a majority of Germans supported the closing of Germany’s remaining nuclear power plants. The anti-atomic sentiment culminated …

More Europe

Angela Merkel wants more Europe.  Despite the widespread skepticism among Germans about many of their European partners and their ability to measure up to German standards of fiscal responsibility, the …

A New Narrative about Stability and Growth in the European Union

Executive Director Jack Janes discusses the challenge of securing stability and growth in the European Union amid tough economic challenges, and the need for a new narrative about the meaning of both for the future of Europe.

Romney’s Foreign Policy – A Cause for Concern?

With topics of debate in this year’s U.S. presidential race shifting away from a predominantly economic focus, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Klaus Larres examines the foreign policy approach of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.