Publikationsliste von Prof. James D. Bindenagel

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  • “Pacific Community for Peace and Governance: Towards a Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific” – book chapter for Professors Fels/Truong (ed.): “A Regional Power Shift in the Making? The Rise of China and the South China Sea Disputes”, (forthcoming 2015).
  • „Forging a NATO Transatlantic Policy: Targeted partnership applied to Germany’s reconstruction and stabilization efforts“ in Armed Forces and Society Journal, Texas State University, with Dr. Rebecca L. Schiff, (forthcoming).
  • D. Bindenagel: Peacebuilding – Germany’s Military Mission, The Soft Power Approach and Civilian-Military Teaming, in: Unity of Mission: Civil-Military Teams: Past, Present and Future, National Defense University, 2013.
  • D. Bindenagel: Twenty Years United – The Bundeswehr Mission, Protecting the Inviolability of Human Dignity, AICGS Advisor, Nr. 19, October 2010.
  • D. Bindenagel: Afghanistan – The German Factor, PRISM, 1. Jg., Nr. 4, September 2010.
  • D. Bindenagel: Fighting Impunity and Promoting International Justice, Post Conflict Justice – The German Experience, in: The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice – A World Study on Conflicts, Victimization, and Post-Conflict Justice, ed. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Intersentia, 2010.
  • D. Bindenagel: Consequences of German Unification on Europe: Germany as a Provider of Security, AICGS German-American Issues, Nr. 12, December 2009.
  • “Reflections on the 1989 Revolution, German Unification and America: The East and Eastern German Economy,” The German Historical Institute, Conference Paper, September 2009.
  • D. Bindenagel: Die unverzichtbare Allianz: Amerika braucht Europa, Internationale Politik, September 2008.
  • D. Bindenagel: The Kimberley Process, Conflict Diamonds and Lessons in the Battle against Genocide, Northwestern University Journal of International Affairs, 9. Jg., Spring 2008.
  • „Die unzichtbare Allianz: Amerika braucht Europa“, Internationale Politik, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik, ( September 2008.
  • D. Bindenagel: Renewing Transatlantic Relations – The Global Euro-Atlantic Agenda,” National Strategy Forum Review, 15. Jg., Nr. 3, Summer 2006.
  • D. Bindenagel: Justice, Apology, Reconciliation and the German Foundation ‚Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future‘ in: Taking Wrongs Seriously, Apologies and Reconciliation, ed. Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn, Stanford University Press, 2006.
  • D. Bindenagel: Israeli Withdrawal: Sowing Seeds of Peace in Gaza, South African Journal of International Affairs, 12. Jg., Nr. 2, Winter/Spring 2005.
  • D. Bindenagel: The United States and Europe – Can a Greater Middle East Vision Bridge the Transatlantic Divide?, AICGS Advisor, 8. April 2004.
  • D. Bindenagel: The Transatlantic Relationship in the Era of American Primacy, Internationale Politik, 22. Juli 2003.
  • “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft, Die Erfuelung des Verspechens von Gerechtigkeit durch Zahlungen,” in Die Politische Oekonomie des Holocaust zur Wirtschaftlichen Logik von Verfolgung und “Wiedergutmachungen, Dieter Stiefel, Die Politische Oekonomie des Holocaust, Verlag fuer Geschichte und Politik Wien, R. Oldenbourg Verlag Muenchen, 2001.
  • “Holocaust Victims Compensation Programs” in The German Remembrance Fund and the Issue of Forced and Slave Labor, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 2001.
  • D. Bindenagel (Hg.): Proceedings – Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, November 30-December 3, 1998, U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1999.


CISG Commentary Papers

  • #1, November 2014: Russia in Ukraine: End of the Peaceful Era in Central Europe?
  • #2, January 2015: A New War on Terror? Dimensions of the ISIS Challenge
  • #3, March 2015 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership



  • Charter of Paris: The 25th Anniversary of Peace in Europe – A Call for a Review of the European Security Architecture (proposed collaboration with the German Marshall Fund)



  • “Germany’s International Responsibility to Lead, Germany is still adjusting to its new role as a world leader,” February 5, 2015, The Globalist.
  • “Fear of War Over Ukraine, All eyes on are Minsk as world leaders meet to decide the fate of Ukraine,” February 9, 2015, The Globalist.
  • Fears of war in Europe, It will take political will and courage on all sides to restore peace,” Security Times, February 2015, p.19.
  • “The Challenge of the Islamic State: Only intelligence services can track down IS terrorists before they return home in order to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe or America,” January 14, 2015, The Globalist.
  • “Is NATO Expansion Still in the Cards? The United States never consented to having no NATO expansion deals“, The Globalist, November 9, 2014.
  • “The Fall of the Wall: An Accidental Revolution? “ November 8, 2014, The Globalist.
  • “The Breach of the Berlin Wall The final hours before the fall of the Wall: An eyewitness report by an American diplomat. “ November 8, 2014, The Globalist.
  • “Is NATO Expansion Still in the Cards? The United States never consented to having no NATO expansion deals,” November 9, 2014, The Globalist
  • “Russia Remakes History Over NATO Expansion, The United States never consented to having no NATO expansion deals,” November 12, 2014, The Globalist.
  • “Russia remakes history over NATO’s eastern expansion,” November 23, 2014, The Japan Times.
  • “South China Seas and the Paracel Islands Quan Dao Hoang Sa — Hsi-sha Ch’ün-tao Risks of Unresolved Territorial Conflict: The Challenge to Turn Enmity into Amity”, Boston Global Forum conference, 2014
  • D. Bindenagel: Aus der Geschichte Lernen, Süddeutsche Zeitung online vom 6. September 2014.
  • „Spiel- oder Gesprächspartner – Die EU aus Sicht der USA, Bonner Perspektiven,“ September 2014, pp. 50-54
  • “Putin’s Fear NATO did not threaten Russia, but the West made mistakes. Mistrust now shapes the relationship“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Aussenansicht, 3 September 2014, p. 2
  • D. Bindenagel: Asia — the Challenge to Turn Enmity into Amity, The Globalist vom 28. Juli 2014.
  • D. Bindenagel: Putin’s Déjà-vu, Handelsblatt vom 15. April 2014.
  • “Putin’s Russian Restoration What Putin learned from the 1989 German revolution – and how he misunderstood it.” The Globalist March 24, 2014. and Handelsblatt, April 15, 2014, p. 49.
  • “TTIP: Getting Past “No” To make TTIP a success, negotiators should embrace public involvement.” The Globalist, February 27, 2014.
  • “Europe 1914: Lessons for China and Japan in 2014 Avoiding geopolitical conflict and seeking justice and reconciliation.” The Globalist, February 3, 2014
  • “Multi-Stakeholder Negotiations in the 21st Century What can the world learn from successful negotiations a decade ago to ban conflict diamonds?” The Globalist, December 28, 2013.
  • “Die Schuld der Gurlitts: Der Vater kaufte geraubtes und beschmutztes Gut, der Sohn verbarg es. Dieser Kunstfund darf nicht zurückgegeben werden.” [The Gurlitt Case: The Father bought looted and tainted art, the son hid it. This Art Trove may not be returned.], Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Aussenansicht, November 26, 2013, p. 2.
  • “How to Handle That Nazi-Era Art Trove Germany must ensure that the treasures found in a Munich Apartment are restored to their rightful owners” with Owen Pell, Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2013. Awarded the Burton Award for Outstanding Legal Writing (2014).
  • “Germany: Reluctant Leader and Indispensable Power” What will a reluctant leader mean for the resolution of such issues as the euro zone crisis, future military missions and data privacy? The Globalist, September 17, 2013.
  • “Bending Iran to the Rule of Law” with Roya Hakakian, New York Times International Weekly, February 8, 2013.
  • “Germany’s Historical Euro Responsibility” Seminar, Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C., March 1, 2012
  • “Germany’s Historical Euro Responsibility, Angela Merkel must take over leadership in the Euro crisis. She should not seek problems only in Southern Europe” [“Deutschlands historische Verantwortung Angela Merkel muss in der Euro-Krise die Führung übernehmen. Sie sollte die Fehler aber nicht nur in Südeuropa suchen”], Aussenansicht, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, p.2, January 12, 2012
  • “Germany’s Global Role at Risk: New Challenges for stability in the Mideast” [“Deutschland’s Daemonen Streitfall Libyen: Die neue aussenpolitische Unberechenbarkeit der Bundesrepublik schadet dem Westen und seinen Werten”], Aussenansicht, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, # 114, p. 2. May 18, 2011.
  • “Afghanistan for Afghans: The West’s End Game Is Promoting Governance”, The Globalist, Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
  • D. Bindenagel: Konflikt mit Iran – Wer hat die Rettende Idee?, Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 10. Mai 2010.
  • “Afghanistan ist groß, und Kabul ist weit,” Aussenansicht op-ed, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, December 1, 2009, p.2.
  • “Germany’s Revolution, Unification and America: A Twentieth Anniversary of the Night the Berlin Wall Fell,” November 9, 1989. Speech, Georgetown University Conference, November 2009.
  • “A wall falls in Berlin, and Beyond” Global Post Interview by Tom Hundley, November 9, 2009. (
  • “Ostberliner US-Botschaft befürchtete Eingreifen der Sowjettruppen,” Interview by Ambros Kindel, Austrian Press Service, November 9, 2009.
  • “US-Diplomat spricht über den Fall der Berliner Mauer”, Interview by Stefan Beig, Wiener Zeitung, October 31, 2009. (
  • “On Obamamania and the German Election,” The Globalist, September 17, 2009.
  • “Who Has the Idea to Rescue Us? A Call for Pre-emptive Diplomacy with Iran.” [“Wer hat die rettende Idee?”], Aussenansicht, page 2, Sueddeutsche Zeitung No. 139, June 17, 2008.
  • “The New German Question,” The Globalist, November 9, 2007.
  • “Blut-Diamanten und Blut-Öl: Lehren aus Sierra  Leone für Darfur: der Kinofilm „Blood Diamond“ mit Leonardo DiCaprio, Außenansicht, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Nr.20, Donnerstag, den 25. Januar 2007 , Seite 2.
  • “Blood Diamond talks hint at Darfur Solution” op-ed, Chicago Sun Times, February 5, 2007. (,CST-EDT-REF05.article),
  • “Alternativen zum Praeventivekrieg, op-ed, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, April 14, 2004, p.2.



  • Interview, Australian Public Radio, Germany’s International Responsibility to Lead,” February 18, 2015
  • Live Phoenix Television news commentary about the President Obama-Chancellor Merkel Press Conference, February 9, 2015.
  • Live Phoenix Television news commentary about the Steinmeier-Kerry Press Conference (22 October 2014) and the U.S. mid-term election and Obama’s foreign policy (31 October 2014)
  • JD Bindenagel: Tachelesgespräch, Deutschlandradio Kultur am 13. September 2014.
  • D. Bindenagel: China’s Rise & Vietnam’s Choices, Vietnam.Net am 14. August 2014.
  • “Examining Europe’s Anti-War Sentiments,” Worldview Interview with Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ Radio, February 26, 2010
  • D. Bindenagel: Eyewitness to History – The Fall of the Berlin Wall, NPR am 9. November 2009.
  • D. Bindenagel: Das Auge der USA – Die Wiedervereinigung aus der Sicht der USA, Video interview mit Alexander Kluge im Februar 2008.




Aussagen vor dem Kongress

  • S. Senate Testimony, “Holocaust-Era Claims in the 21st Century,” U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, June 20, 2012
  • European Parliament Testimony on the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art, Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament European Parliament, April 18, 2003.
  • S. House of Representatives Testimony concerning Holocaust-era Insurance Issues, House Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, November 8, 2001.


Öffentliche Vorlesungen

International Security Issues


  • “Crises in Our Time – Ukraine” Lecture at the International Club La Redoute, Bad-Godesberg, January 21, 2015.
  • „Die Herausforderungen in den transatlantischen Beziehungen,“ Konrad Adenauer Foundation Krone/Ellwanger Kreis, January 23, 2015.
  • “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” IHK Bonn, February 2, 2015.
  • „Aktuellen Dynamiken und Entwicklungen in den transatlantischen Beziehungen“.Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, February 3, 2015.
  • Bundesakademie für Sicherheit-National Defense University Roundtable “Partners in Leadership Revisited” Conference, February 12-13, 2015,
  • MidAtlantic Club, February 27, 2015, Speech: „Die Herausforderungen in den transatlantischen Beziehungen.“



  • “Perspektiven des transatlantischen Verhältnisses”, Lunchtime Lecture at the Internationaler Club La Redoute, Bad-Godesberg, 13 October 2014
  • “Cooperative Structures for a Lasting Peace”, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation conference on the lessons of World War I, Brussels, 4 November 2014
  • “German-American Relations – Strong Partners for a Secure 21st Century”, Otto Wolf Lecture of the Amerika-Haus NRW, Cologne, 12 November 2014 “In den Krisen unserer Zeit: “Unsere gemeinsame Verantwortung in Horizont des Geschichten Europas — Interessen der USA” (Crises of our Times: Our Shared Responsibility in light of Europe’s History – Interests of the United States), University of Bonn, dies academicus, December 3, 2014.
  • „Pacific Community for Peace and Governance: Towards a Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific”, Boston Global Forum, December 12, 2014.



  • “Peacekeeping Role of the Bundeswehr: A U.S. – German Combat/Civil Military Brigade?” George C. Marshall International Center, Leesburg, Virginia, April 2013
  • “Lastenteilung im 21. Jahrhundert: Immer knappere Resscourcen und neue strategische Herausforderungen, Stiftung Genshagen, October 2012
  • “NATO in the 21st Century: Hearing both sides of the Debate” Fourth Presbyterian Church, hosted by WBEZ Radio, Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell Chicago, May 2012
  • “After Libya Do Americans and Europeans See Eye-to-Eye?” Koerber Foundation, Berlin, November 2011
  • “European Integration into Complex Operations in Afghanistan” United Nations & Operational Law Symposium, New York, July 2010
  • “Russia Redux” DePaul University Law School. April 2009
  • “The U.S. and Europe: Can a Greater Middle East Vision Bridge the Transatlantic Divide?” International Engagement and Protocol Office, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, IL, March 2009
  • “Geopolitical Challenges facing the future of Transatlantic Relations: Conference on Transatlantic Relations” U.S. Embassy Berlin and the Maleki Group, Berlin, July 2008
  • “After Iraq: The Future of Transatlantic Relations,” XXIX German-American Young Leaders Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. August 2007

Transatlantic, German-American Relations

2013- 2014


  • “Eyewitness to History: November 9, 1989: The Night the Berlin Wall Fell”, Speeches commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Staatskanzlei Thüringen in Erfurt, for the “Weimarer Rendezvous mit der Geschichte”, and in Koenigswinter, November 7-8, 2015.
  • “Building the Transatlantic Relationship: From Naming America to Unifying Germany and Beyond”, Columbus Day Lecture for the North American Studies Program, Bonn, 24 November 2014
  • “The Miracle of Leipzig – The Secret of Freedom is Courage to overcome Fear”, Opening remarks for a Rice University, Baker Institute, event, video address, 2 November 2014
  • “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Relationship Is More than Trade: Addressing Common Economic and Strategic Challenges” hosted by  American Council on Germany Warburg Chapters in collaboration with the German-American Chambers of Commerce, Dallas, Boston, New York, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Chicago and also hosted by the European Union in Boston and Chicago. 2013-2014.
  • “Artworks Looted during the Holocaust: the Unfinished Story. The Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele and the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art” hosted by American Council on Germany Warburg Chapters in Indianapolis and Phoenix as well as by the Anti-Defamation League in Chicago.
  • “Electing a Reluctant Leader of an Indispensible Power: German Bundestag Election 2013” hosted by Bosch Foundation, Chicago


  • „Europe: Progress Toward Stability? Saving or sinking the global economy on the path toward EU political union,” Stanley Foundation, Quad Cities, Iowa and University of Iowa, Iowa City, November 2012.
  • “Apex of Influence: Will the Eurozone’s ‘EZ-17’ Save or Sink the Global Economy,” Conference on Summit Diplomacy and Multilateral Cooperation, International Cooperation and the Financial Crisis, Stanley Foundation, Northwestern University, November 2012.
  • “America and Germany: After the Midterm Elections: The American Rift and the Transatlantic Bridge, Overused Phrases vs. Practical Results” Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt University, 2010.
  • “Germany: Thinking Through the Financial Crisis and Beyond: What are Those Strange German Ways?” Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs International Business Roundtable, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 2009
  • „Deutschlands Revolution, Vereinigung und Amerika: Der 9. November 1989: Die Nacht, in der die Berliner Mauer Fiel“ Chicago, Leipzig, Halle, Dresden, Vienna, October 2009
  • „Die unverzichtbare Globale Transatlantische Allianz unter der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas“, IHK Karlsruhe und Sachsen Landesregierung, Dresden, October 2009
  • “Die unverzichtbare Allianz und die Transatlantische Beziehung: Eine Weltbreite Agenda für unsere Zusammenhängige Zukunft” VDMA, Nurnberg, November 2009



  • “Challenges and Responsibilities in Transatlantic Relations: A Global Transatlantic Agenda for a Common Future” DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, July 2008
  • “Transatlantic Relations Challenges – Responsibilities: A Common Future Historical twenty-year cycles,” DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, July 2008
  • “Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Europa: Kann eine “Greater Middle East Vision” die Atlantische Auseinandersetzung überkommen?” Industrie und Handelskammer Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden Gesprächskreis Brenner’s Park Hotel, 2004


Post-conflict Justice/Conflict Resolution

  • “A Story of the Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele: The Holocaust and a Search for Justice: The Gurlitt Case,” ADL Chicago, April 2014
  • “Post-Conflict Justice: The German Experience,” Resistance during the Holocaust and World War II Conference, DePaul University, May 2013
  • “The Kimberley Process, Conflict Diamonds and the Mugabe Challenge” Heartland Alliance, Chicago, May 2012
  • “A Story of the Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele: The Holocaust and a Search for Justice” Jewish Museum, NY, August 2010
  • “Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art: Ten Years and Promises of the Washington Principles” Holocaust Era Assets Conference, Prague and Terezin, Czech Republic. June 2009
  • “The Kimberley Process, Conflict Diamonds and Lessons for Ending Genocide in Darfur,” Chicago Bar Association, DARFUR: A Humanitarian Disaster Conference, Chicago, May 2007
  • “Reducing Strife in Africa: The Kimberley Process and Conflict Diamonds” The Field Museum, Chicago, February 2006
  • “Art and the Holocaust: A Report on the Washington Conference on Holocaust-era Assets,” Washington, February 1999