Working with experts and policymakers from China, Germany, and the United States, AICGS looks at the dynamics in bilateral and multilateral relations between the three countries on a range of issues including international security, regional policy, and global economic governance. There is great potential for transatlantic cooperation in dealing with the rising power China, and practical policy recommendations are needed.

Anna Stahl

Dr. Anna Stahl will be a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to December 2016. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the EU-China Research Centre at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She holds a PhD in political science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. Moreover, she completed an MA in …Read More

Encouraged by the “Go Out” and “One Belt, One Road” policies and a chronic cash surplus, Chinese overseas economic activity in the last decade has not only increased but shifted “upstream in the value chain,” to quote Albert Ng, Managing Partner of Greater China. This has proven a boon to recession-prone EU countries. As recently …Read More

Ron Linden

RONALD H. LINDEN is a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow for September and October 2016. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh and has just completed five years (2011-16) as Director of the European Studies Center, a federally funded National Resource Center and a Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence. He was Director …Read More

AICGS held its second workshop on China and global governance with German and American experts on Asia on February 2, 2016. The discussion was held in a time of increasing uncertainty about China’s trajectory and was informed by a workshop in 2015 that took place soon after the introduction of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment …Read More

The twenty-first century is a century that is and will be increasingly marked by changing patterns of interdependence, influence, and interests among states, regions, and non-state actors. The structures of global political economic and social interactions will become at once more interconnected, while also adjusted to account for the changing equations of power, legitimacy, order, …Read More

For those who wished for an improvement in the Middle East, the New Year certainly started with plenty of disappointments. Drastic deterioration of Saudi-Iranian relations, calamitous attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent menace of the Islamic State (ISIS) are conspiring to erase all traces of optimism. At home in Europe, mass assaults on …Read More

On 3 December 2015, AICGS convened a seminar with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Dr. May-Britt U. Stumbaum, who presented her findings on the benefits and challenges of transatlantic cooperation on China. With their diverging response to the Chinese-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) seen as backlash to the transatlantic relationship, the United States and Germany have …Read More

This week’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is a major historical milestone. It is the first part – along with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – of the U.S. Administration’s strategy to create updated rules for the global economy that take account of important new phenomena like global value chains, …Read More

It is peak tourist season in China for European leaders. Shortly after the first bailout package to Greece in 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated her 56th birthday with Xi’an’s famous terra cotta warriors. She was accompanied by the usual coterie of German industry leaders who inked contracts in the tens of billions and has …Read More

Days after the announcement of the historic nuclear deal with Iran, German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel found himself in Tehran, with a delegation of German business leaders. Like many other European countries, Germany sees tremendous growth potential in Iran in the post-sanction era. That means more business for …Read More

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