Clemens Wergin

Germany’s Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices


This German-American Issues edition, “Germany’s Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices” (#10), examines the dimensions of the three pillars on which the Federal Republic was founded: The future of the social market economy; the German Basic Law’s influence on the German military; and German-American relations from an eastern and western German perspective. This volume includes essays from Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner and Mark Prentice, Dr. Russell A. Miller, Clemens Wergin, and Dr. Torsten Wöhlert.

German and American Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East Conflict


Perhaps there is no issue today that better reminds us of the link between culture and politics than the IsraeliPalestinian conflict in the Middle East. Our decision to address this topic within the German-American context in two workshops—one in Washington, D.C. and one in Berlin—from which these essays are drawn, adds a further cultural and political dimension…