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Foreign & Security Policy

The AGI Foreign & Security Policy Program addresses German security policy, the foreign policy cooperation between the U.S. and Germany, and the transatlantic defense relationship.
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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 …

The Transatlantic Community and the Global South in the Age of Great Power Rivalry

In 1980, the Independent Commission for International Development Issues, chaired by former German Chancellor Willy Brandt, published a landmark report entitled “North-South: A Program for Survival.” In the midst of …

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 …

A Zeitenwende for Science and Technology Research?

In March 2024, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research published its “Position Paper on Research Security in Light of Zeitenwende.” The document asserts that Germany’s approach to science …

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 …

Small Carrots, Hypothetical Sticks, and Phantom Hopes

Scholz’s Visit to China Showcases Parallel Practice to Germany’s China Strategy Nine months after the release of Germany’s first China Strategy, Chancellor Olaf Scholz returned to China at the head …

Revising Germany’s Playbook

For More European Unity When faced with criticism about his commitment to Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz usually reminds audiences of numbers—German military support to Kyiv is the highest in Europe—and …

Episode 102: The Trends Driving Europe’s Future

Every four years, the U.S. National Intelligence Council publishes its Global Trends report, an unclassified document that seeks to assess the key factors that shape the strategic environment for the …

One Year in: How Is Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy Doing?

A year ago, the German foreign ministry launched “Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy,” guidelines committing to a feminist foreign policy by strengthening the rights, resources, and representation of women and girls …

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 …