Germany

Scholarly Publications

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

Inequality and redistribution behavior in a give-or-take game

April 2018

Why has economic inequality risen dramatically over the past few decades even in democracies where individuals could vote for more redistribution?

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

Other Publications

Youth Space Education and the Future of the GDR

March 2020

Historians of East Germany often see the state as future-looking, but questions remain about the kinds of futures that East Germans expected.

Trump Vs. Merkel: Friends Or Frenemies?

July 2017

The vitality of relations between Berlin and Washington has long served as a litmus test for the overall health of the Atlantic alliance, which makes the current rhetorical skirmishing between the...

A German chancellor like no other

June 2017

Helmut Kohl, the long-serving German leader who reunified his country after the fall of the Berlin Wall and championed Europe’s integration, died on Friday at 87.

News

Germany’s upcoming election and the future of nuclear sharing

July 2021

Steven Pifer describes the views of the major German political parties regarding the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons and "nuclear sharing" ahead of September's federal elections, how...

Rebuilding U.S.-German Relations: Harder than it Appears

March 2021

The German government and many Germans breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in November. Mr. Trump damaged U.S. relations with its trans-Atlantic allies, and he often...

US nukes in Poland are a truly bad idea

May 2020

On May 15, the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, suggested relocating U.S. nuclear weapons based in Germany to Poland. One hopes this was just a mistake by a political appointee...

Events

A new era? German foreign policy after Merkel

February 1, 2021

Download Transcript   On September 26, Germany elected a new parliament.

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/BGjRsO0fKds About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping European and Western policy toward Russia.

Projects

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

The Origins of Democratic Institutions in Europe

What explains the variation in the democratic institutions of contemporary European and North American societies?The implications of electoral rules and legislative institutions for social and...
English

Semantic Information Systems and Visualization

Business InformaticsIn today’s businesses information technology plays a central role.
English

People

Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Robert Harrison headshot Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Morton1 John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Hans Pic Hans Lueders Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
vanessa molter Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
wolfram Wolfram Schlenker Visiting Scholar
thumbnail headshot Marc Goodman Affiliate