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German-American defense and security ties and the NATO alliance are critical to meeting modern threats. Moving past the traditional threats found in earlier years, today’s concerns range from rouge states, to cybersecurity, to terrorism, and more. German-American cooperation is essential.
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Seize the Burden

A European Initiative to Put NATO on a Sustainable Footing Shortly after entering office in 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden exclaimed at the (virtual) Munich Security Conference that “America is …

Redressing the Citizen in Uniform

Analyzing the Past and Future of German Conscription The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 75th anniversary is a milestone. It is also a reminder of the importance of a strong security …

Episode 105: Steadfast, Capable, and Ready: An Address by H.E. Boris Pistorius, German Minister of Defense

In this special episode of The Zeitgeist, we are sharing German Minister of Defense Boris Pistorius’ address at an event hosted by AGI and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced …

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius Delivers Address at Johns Hopkins University

On Thursday, May 9, the American-German Institute and the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies co-hosted German Minister of Defense Boris Pistorius at the Hopkins Bloomberg Center in …

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Episode 104: Germany Grapples with a World of Fragile Security

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 forced Germany’s government and public to think urgently about the threats to their security. Dr. Christian Mölling joins The Zeitgeist to discuss how …

Episode 101: Germany and the United States in an American Election Year

German Ambassador to the United States Andreas Michaelis joins The Zeitgeist podcast to discuss the state of the German-American relationship, how Germany is working with its key partners in Europe …

AGI Profiles: Hans-Georg Engelke

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community Hans-Georg Engelke, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (Bundesministerium des Innern und für Heimat, BMI) has …

Leonard Schütte, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Leonard Schütte as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in March and April 2024. Dr. Schütte is Senior Researcher at the Munich Security Conference, where he …

A Munich (In)security Conference?

This year’s gathering of diplomats, government officials, and experts to discuss security challenges around the globe was just getting started when the news of Alexei Navalny’s death shocked the Munich …

We Have Closed Our Eyes for Too Long

This article originally appeared in German in Fuldaer Zeitung on February 1, 2024. Europeans are anxiously watching the Republican primaries in the United States, hoping and looking for signs that …

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. Economic Challenges, Embargo Issues and a New Global Economic Order

Review of Paul J.J. Welfens’ Book The Russian invasion of Ukraine followed by—at the time of writing this review—21 months of a fierce and, from the Russian side, inhumanly-led war …