China, Germany, and the United States: The Strategic Triangle in the Transatlantic RelationshipFor the next two years, the United States and Europe will be in a crucial state of flux, navigating the upcoming presidential election in the United States in 2016, and the Bundestagswahl in Germany in 2017. With new governments and new policy priorities, it will be crucial to assess the will and capacity of both Germany and the United States to engage China in the global sphere and set the agenda vis-à-vis China for a new generation of experts across the Atlantic. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for new leadership both in Washington and Berlin to engage in a serious policy dialogue over their respective interests in and approach to China.
China in Germany and Europe On October 24, German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel blocked the bid of the Chinese company Fujian Grand Chip to purchase the German silicon chipmaker Aixtron. He did so on the basis of information provided by the United States that certain products of this company could have military applications for China. …Read More
As the 2016 U.S. presidential election edges closer, China sits prominently on the short list of America’s biggest problems for millions of voters heading to the polls. Both the Democratic and the Republican candidates have promised to stand up to China, among others, to prosecute China’s unfair competition and bring jobs back to the United …Read More
A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany blocks Aixtron sale to China’s FGC (DW) German business climate hits two-and-a-half year high in October (Reuters) Germany stalls Osram unit sale to Chinese buyers: Growing concern to lose technology to China (Reuters) Where are the real cybersecurity threats? …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
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