Tilman Krueger is a Research Associate at the University of Bremen’s Collaborative Research Center 597 “Transformations of the State” and an Affiliated Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. He received a M.A. in Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and is about to submit his Ph.D. dissertation on… Read more >
On February 28, 2013, the AICGS Harry & Helen Gray Program hosted a seminar entitled “Territorial Tensions in North East Asia: Lessons from German Reconciliation.” The main topic of discussion was the difficulty of solving the territorial dispute between South Korea, Japan, and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu and Dokdo/Takeshima islands.
As China’s economic growth and greater significance in international affairs make the country’s resurgence to the world stage a central feature of the twenty-first century’s international order, the U.S. and Europe are increasingly shifting their attention toward Asia. This conference will be an opportunity to hear expert panelists compare how Germany and the United States each view the political, economic, and military rise of China and to assess the corresponding implications for transatlantic relations in the future.
Angela Merkel’s visit to China last week is her sixth and largest foray into the Middle Kingdom, and it serves as a reminder to many of how decisive the weight of China on the world stage is becoming. Accompanied by several of her Cabinet members and the CEOs of Germany’s largest companies,… Read more >
In 2011, Volkswagen AG (VW) delivered 2.3 million cars in China, accounting for 27 percent of its total sales by volume. The importance of the Chinese market to VW, coupled with the unique difficulty of doing business in the People’s Republic’s partially state-run economy, explains VW’s creation of a new Group Board… Read more >
China’s Importance for the Transatlantic Relationship How does the rise of China affect the transatlantic relationship? The United States and European Union are increasingly shifting their attention toward China as its economic growth and greater significance in international affairs make the country’s resurgence to the world stage a central feature of the… Read more >
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies hosted a seminar with Mr. Alexander Wolf, DAAD/AICGS Fellow on April 26, 2012. In the seminar, Mr. Wolf discussed the implications of China’s rise as a global economic and political power on the role of the transatlantic alliance in a world characterized by increasingly complex and interconnected challenges. Mr. Wolf argued that because China remains unwilling to take on the role of a “responsible stakeholder” in the global system, the United States and Europe will need to continue to cooperate closely on economic and security issues in order to ensure global stability.
Mr. Alexander Wolf will be a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in March and April 2012. His research project explores the implications China’s rise has for the transatlantic relationship. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Wolf studied Political Sciences, Public Law, and Political Economy at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he earned the degree of Dipl. Sc. Pol. Univ. in… Read more >
In this report, Oliver Wieck proposes a new impetus to overcome the ongoing deadlock in the WTO Doha negotiations. German industry has a huge interest in a strong multilateral trading system with bilateral free trade agreements offering additional market opening. The recent initiative between the EU and the USA to intensify the economic ties could not only boost genuine transatlantic market opening but should also set a clear signal to the new economic powers like China, Brasil and India to join the “Club of Free Traders”.
Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider has been Otto Wolff Director of the DGAP’s Research Institute since August 2003. He has held a chair for Chinese politics and international relations at the Free University of Berlin since 1998. Between 1995 and 1998, he was professor of international relations at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. He… Read more >