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...

“Der Fluss des Wissens” by 2016 McCloy Fellow Christian Schwaegerl

Vor 300 Millionen Jahren bildeten die Appalachen, aus denen heute der durch Washington fließende Potomac-Fluss kommt, eine zusammenhängende Kette mit dem Antiatlasgebirge in Marokko - das sogenannte Herzynische System. Der Potomac selbst, der zwischen Pentagon und Weißem Haus liegt und die "National Mall" abschließt, ist nach Angaben des US Geological Service ein vergleichsweise junger Fluß....
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