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A Message from the President

All of us at the American Council on Germany would like to extend a warm welcome to our new website.

ACG Marks 60 Years of Promoting Transatlantic Dialogue

The American Council on Germany has marked its 60th anniversary this year by convening a reunion of American-German Young Leader alumni and hosting a special discussion with Vice-Chancellor Philipp Roesler.

BBC World News Interview with ACG President William M. Drozdiak

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, ACG President William M. Drozdiak was interviewed by Ros Atkins for "Global" on BBC World News.

October 2013 Letter from the President

A warm welcome to all readers of the new monthly newsletter of the American Council on Germany!

“Major Policy Changes Loom After the German Elections”

ACG President William M. Drozdiak had the opportunity to speak at Aspen Institute Italia’s conference on “Pivot to Europe: Options for a New Atlantic Century”, which took place in Venice from October 4 to 5, 2013.

November 2013 Letter from the President

Recent revelations that the National Security Agency may have tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone since 2002 have provoked a major scandal that some commentators call the worst crisis in German-American relations in decades.

December 2013 Letter from the President

More than two months after the national elections, Germany's three major parties finally concluded an agreement before dawn on November 27 to form a grand governing coalition for the next four years.

January 2014 Letter from the President

The new year did not begin on an auspicious note for Angela Merkel. Nonetheless, she seems invigorated by the prospect of governing for the next four years at the helm of a grand coalition linking her Christian Democratic party with the SPD.

"Our two countries can solve many of our international problems only by working together. Indeed, the policy agenda confronting Germany and the United States stretches across the entire globe: from countering Iran's quest to acquire nuclear weapons, to facing the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, to seeking a common strategy on how to respond to the rise of newly emerging powers like China and India." - ACG President William M. Drozdiak

"As the Cold War came to an end, globalization was often discussed and debated in theoretical terms. Today, it is an established fact, and we need to explore how the German-American relationship should adapt to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by the globalization of free market and democratic principles." - ACG Chairman Robert M. Kimmitt