German Diplomat Speaks to UW Students About Shifting World Order

SEATTLE – Former German ambassador and consultant Thomas Matussek spoke to students at Smith Hall at the University of Washington Monday to discuss some of the current and future threats to the current international order. Matussek previously served as the German ambassador to the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and India before becoming the head...

Social Housing’s role in the German Refugee Crisis by Joshua Crites, 2012 McCloy Fellow

Last Saturday, somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000 refugees arrived in Munich in one single day. The large number puts a punctuation point on what is quickly becoming a race against time to find, build and provide enough housing for the new arrivals especially before winter comes.   The German government decided last week to commit...

The Bronze Medal Winner Could Take First Place in Germany by Dr. Steven E. Sokol

Some call today’s German election boring, but it could produce a Brexit/Trump-like surprise. Stakes are high as Germans take to the polls today for the 19th federal election since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. The campaign season has been short and rather uneventful, especially by American standards, and Chancellor Angela...

“Postcard from Dresden: What it’s like to be a Refugee in Germany’s Conservative Stronghold” – Jacob Kushner, 2016 McCloy Fellow

One afternoon, in a plaza in the center of Dresden, a tall man with a fatherly face and glasses insists that our interview be videotaped. Tourists and natives sit on patios eating sandwiches and ice cream as the man's colleague tries to get the video camera working. An old man in a straw hat approaches...

Remembering Helmut Kohl

Statement by ACG Chairman Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Helmut Kohl.  I had the honor of working with Chancellor Kohl for over three decades, beginning in the Reagan years, continuing through German Unification, and intensifying when I was appointed as the first American...
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