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Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

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Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

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English

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Episodes

Episode 59: Germany’s Shifting Political Landscape—State Election Edition #2

5/24/2022
This month’s election in Germany’s largest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, saw a resurgence of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), growing support for the Green Party, further decline of the Social Democratic …

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 58: Economic Transformation and Social Divisions in Germany’s Ruhrgebiet

5/19/2022
On this episode of the Podcast, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AICGS project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited the …

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 57: U.S. and European Responses to Economic and Strategic Challenges from China

5/9/2022
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, Daniel Gros, Member of the Board and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), joins AICGS President Jeff Rathke and Peter …

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 56: War in Ukraine: How are the United States and its NATO Allies Responding?

4/22/2022
A Conversation with Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered a new phase, after the Ukrainian forces’ spirited and effective resistance forced Russia …

Duration:00:18:44

Episode 55: Russia’s War on Ukraine and Europe’s Response

4/11/2022
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, joins AICGS President Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish, Director of AICGS Geoeconomics Program. …

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 54: Diverse Communities, Questions of Identity, Polarization of Societies

4/7/2022
On this episode of The Zeitgeitst, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AICGS project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited the …

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 53: The Changing Dynamics of German Politics

3/31/2022
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens, and the Liberal FDP has just passed 100 days in office, faced with Russia’s war on Ukraine and …

Duration:00:36:26

Episode 52: A Turning Point in Germany’s Policy toward Russia?

2/24/2022
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine to redraw the post-Cold-War order in Europe. Russia’s aggression has drawn global condemnation and prompted Western governments to impose more severe economic sanctions …

Duration:00:42:37

Episode 51: Why Does Russia Want to Roll Back Europe’s Political and Security Architecture?

1/31/2022
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke and AICGS Trustee Ambassador John Kornblum discuss the growing threat to European security and the post-Cold War security architecture resulting …

Duration:00:35:55

Episode 50: German Interests, a New Coalition, and a Changing World

12/16/2021
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS president Jeff Rathke and Senior Fellow and Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish talk with Dr. Josef Joffe about Germany’s foreign and economic policy …

Duration:00:33:57

Episode 49: Health Care Workers and Public Health in Germany and the United States During COVID-19

12/13/2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has subjected the German and U.S. healthcare systems to tremendous pressure and posed great challenges to public health policy makers. In both countries, the pandemic has exacted …

Duration:00:36:19

Episode 48: The Future of Germany’s Security and Defense Policy

12/6/2021
Germany is essential to transatlantic security, a fact that grows more important with rising security challenges in Europe. Berlin’s allies have long called on the country to play a bigger …

Duration:00:25:42

Episode 47: False Information, Conspiracy Theories, and Right-Wing Extremism

11/29/2021
Since the Covid 19 pandemic began in many countries, conspiracy theories and political extremism have grown but particularly in the United States and Germany. False information has flourished, leading the …

Duration:00:33:06

Episode 46: Transatlantic Trade Policy for the Future: Climate, WTO, and China

11/24/2021
Trade is one of the most important elements in the transatlantic relationship, and the values of open and fair competition have underpinned efforts by the United States and the European …

Duration:00:30:10

Episode 45: Democracy as the Victor in Germany’s Federal Election

10/21/2021
The September 26 German federal election marked a notable decline of the traditional big-tent parties (Volksparteien) and significant gains by the Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party, who …

Duration:00:20:10

Episode 44: Climate Policy and International Economic and Financial Cooperation

10/7/2021
Climate policy has become a major issue in German domestic politics and was a key topic for the recent German federal election. All major political parties in Germany included climate …

Duration:00:37:28

Episode 43: Living the American-German Relationship—A Conversation with Martin Richenhagen

5/6/2021
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, our guest is Prof. Dr. Martin Richenhagen, Chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees and former CEO of the American agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO …

Duration:00:34:36

Episode 42: A New Direction for Germany?

4/29/2021
The German federal election campaign is heating up after Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) finally chose Armin Laschet as the bloc’s …

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 41: Trade Talk with Soumaya Keynes—Biden’s Trade Policy, the Transatlantic Relationship, and the Next Chapter

4/13/2021
On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS’ Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish speak with Soumaya Keynes, trade and globalization editor at The Economist and co-host of the Trade Talks podcast, …

Duration:00:29:50

Episode 40: National Bellwethers for the German Federal Election?

3/16/2021
The March 14 elections for state legislatures in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate kicked off an electoral marathon that will culminate in the September 26 German federal election, the …

Duration:00:44:23