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Publication Preview: The German-Israeli Special Relationship

In the coming weeks, the American-German Institute will publish “The German-Israeli Special Relationship: A Chronicle of Four Decades, 1983-2023” from Senior Fellow Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman. In light of the …

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 …

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 …

The Return of German Pessimism

The End of Modell Deutschland Germans have been notoriously pessimistic throughout their history. Walter Laquer, a long-time analyst of Europe, once laid the origins of this pessimism to the Thirty …

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 …

What Follows from Germany’s National Security Strategy?

Strategic Foreign Policy Toward Russia, China, and Transatlantic Relations Russia’s war against Ukraine highlighted the epochal turning point in German foreign policy, which Olaf Scholz called a Zeitenwende. Germany has …

AGI Profiles: Claudia Müller

Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Claudia Müller is currently serving as the Parliamentary State Secretary for Food and Agriculture in the coalition government of …

After the Security Strategy, the Real Work Begins

The government of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz published a national security strategy on June 14. The document appeared half a year later than promised in the coalition agreement, but it …

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 …

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. …

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 …