The Exit Strategy

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At the recent AICGS conference “Rising Tensions between the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank,” AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera and David Marsh, Co-Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), discussed the role of the European Central Bank in the current phase of the financial crisis in Europe. In… Read more >

Transatlantic Trade and Globalization

In this week’s AICGS Podcast, Dr. Jackson Janes talks with Klaus Deutsch (Deutsche Bank Research), Oliver Wieck (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.), and Alexander Privitera (Washington-based Special Correspondent for German news channel N24) about the challenges facing transatlantic trade relations in an increasingly fragile global economic environment.

AICGS Podcast: The Greens in Germany and Europe

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In a new AICGS Podcast Cem Özdemir, co-chairman of the German Green Party, and Dr. Jackson Janes of AICGS discuss the future of Europe as an idea amidst the recent turmoil with the euro and how the Greens’ successes in recent state elections will shape both Germany and, on a larger scale, Europe as a whole.

AICGS Podcast: German and American Media Reactions to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

In a new AICGS Podcast, John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and Alexander Privitera of N24 discuss with Dr. Jackson Janes German and American media reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden and how they reflect the national views of this incident. Additionally, the discussants examine what this means for Germany’s participation in Afghanistan as well as future allied military engagements.

AICGS Podcast: Germany’s Role in Libya and the Middle East

In a new AICGS Podcast, Member of the Bundestag Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff, deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU-parliamentary group for Foreign Affairs, examines the roles of Germany, NATO, and the EU in dealing with the conflict in Libya and across the greater Middle East-North Africa region. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, Dr. Schockenhoff touches on Turkey’s role in the Middle East, potential Libyan comparisons to Kosovo, and the importance of Egypt in overall regional stability.

Germany’s Foreign Policy Challenges in 2011

State Secretary Dr. Werner Hoyer, MdB (FDP), discusses with Dr. Jackson Janes the foreign policy challenges facing Germany in the upcoming year, including Iran, the financial crisis, Belarus, and the Hungarian EU presidency.