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Overcoming Social Divisions

12/18/2019
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In recent years, the United States and Germany have both experienced growing social divisions, more extreme ideology, and a trend toward existing in our own echo chambers—that is, seeking out …

Duration:00:24:59

Renewal or Reversal in the Transatlantic Trade Relationship

11/22/2019
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The trade relationship between the United States and the European Union has been called into question during the Trump administration, despite research showing that U.S. trade with the EU is, …

Duration:00:30:38

A European China Strategy

11/4/2019
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In this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EP’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s …

Duration:00:39:56

Adapting to a New Foreign Policy Approach

10/8/2019
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Following the Bonn International Security Forum, AICGS President Jeff Rathke sat down with the hosts of the popular German-language podcast Sicherheitshalber to discuss the evolving dynamics of foreign and security …

Duration:00:25:02

Elections Reveal New Trends in German Political Scene

9/3/2019
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Voters in two eastern states went to the polls on September 1, with perhaps surprising results: they kept their long-governing parties in place despite threats from the far right and …

Duration:00:34:33

Memorializing Afghanistan: German and American Experiences

8/6/2019
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The United States, along with Germany and many U.S. allies, have been at war in Afghanistan for 18 years. It is the longest-running military operation in either country’s history and …

Duration:00:34:00

Inequality and Social Division: An Economic Perspective

7/17/2019
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Globalization and technological change have reshaped the world economy and have been vital sources of economic growth and prosperity in the United States and Germany for a decade. Yet polarization …

Duration:00:35:37

Transatlantic Strategy on China: Still Elusive?

5/16/2019
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Never before has China featured so prominently in discussions among political leaders in Europe, Germany, and the United States. There is a growing consensus in Germany that China represents a …

Duration:00:33:45

Legacy of the “Hinge” Years: 1990 to Today

5/1/2019
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Divided Germany was a microcosm of the standoff between West and East, and the Berlin Wall was the iconic symbol of the Iron Curtain (listen to Episode 2 with Mary …

Duration:00:40:26

German and European Security at a Crossroads

3/21/2019
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As the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union approaches, no one knows how it will ultimately turn out. But some lessons are apparent despite the …

Duration:00:45:55

Muslim Women's Experiences in Germany and the U.S.

3/19/2019
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Muslims have lived in Germany in significant numbers for decades; in 1961 the Federal Republic concluded an agreement with Turkey that would ultimately bring nearly a million Turkish workers to …

Duration:00:29:07

Competing Visions for a New Era of Globalization

3/7/2019
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The U.S. economic relationship with Europe is the most intense and largest economic relationship on the planet. Bigger than U.S.-China trade, or any other for that matter. Earlier this week, …

Duration:00:42:12

Transatlantic Relations and the Evolving View of China

1/24/2019
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China has represented opportunity—both geopolitical and economic—since its dramatic openings in the 1970s. There are, of course, the opportunities for China itself: hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty …

Duration:00:32:23

One of the Largest Deals Ever Made: Talking Trump, China, and Trade

12/13/2018
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On December 1, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met during the G-20 summit in Argentina and agreed, it seems, to put the economic disputes on ice. No raising …

Duration:00:30:02

Burdensharing within NATO: Do more, spend more?

11/29/2018
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No relationship is without its difficulties and disagreements, not even between societies as close as the U.S. and Europe. For almost as long as NATO has existed, Washington has wanted …

Duration:00:53:43

The Wall: Legacy of Divided Berlin

11/8/2018
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When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, it was a surprise to many. For an entire generation, the Berlin Wall was the most iconic physical manifestation of the …

Duration:00:36:40

Talking Transatlantic Trade: Will the truce hold?

10/29/2018
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Trade is a top issue in the transatlantic relationship. Since he took office, President Trump has been focused on the U.S. trade deficit and economic competition with Europe, with China, …

Duration:00:24:11