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Today, Germany stands at the center of Europe and is the most influential member of the European Union. Germany is a key partner of the U.S. in its most important international trade and economic relationships. As two of the world’s leading trading nations, the United States and Germany share a deep and abiding interest in the health of the world economy. There is no other country with which the U.S. shares a stronger mix of interests and values.
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China: From Engine of Growth to Risk Factor

The People’s Republic of China was the engine of global growth and international trade for many years. From 2000 to 2014, China contributed 30 percent to global growth, while its share …

Scholz Goes to China

Much ink has already been spilled over German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s upcoming visit to China. A chorus of skeptics and critics in Germany, around Europe, and across the Atlantic have …

Time for a TTIP Light?

Germany and Transatlantic Economic Relations “Germany should dismantle transatlantic trade barriers and make a new start on a free trade agreement that increases prosperity while protecting climate and social policy …

AICGS Profiles: Dr. Carsten Pillath

State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Dr. Carsten Pillath serves as a State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, heading Directorate-Generals VII (Financial Market Policy) and E (European …

Globalization 2.0

Path to German-American Prosperity in the Age of Decarbonization and China’s Economic Slowdown? Two megatrends will dominate the global economy in the coming decade—our accelerating efforts to decarbonize and the …

The 9-Euro Ticket

A one-off low-cost and climate friendly public transportation measure in Germany has expired. Will the German government continue it? The 9-euro ticket, a one-time, low-cost public transportation measure introduced in …

The Grand Failure

Grand New Beginning? February 24, 2022, will go down in history as a watershed moment for Europe and not the least for Germany. The day Russia invaded Ukraine spelled the …

Episode 68: U.S.-German Economic Relations and a Changing Global Landscape

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish, Director of the AICGS Geoeconomics Program, discuss the state of German-American economic relations and the countries’ shared …

Trade Liberalization: De Jure and De Facto

More than a year and a half into his administration, President Biden has so far followed through on a key campaign pledge: to forego new trade deals that open U.S. …

Do We Need a Digital Bretton Woods?

The development of the Internet, and thus of the digital world, has had a transformative effect on the global economy. The transatlantic economy has been at the forefront of that …

Episode 66: Are the International Trading System and Globalization in Crisis?

On this episode of the podcast, AICGS President Jeff Rathke and Peter Rashish, Director of the AICGS Geoeconomics Program, discuss the ongoing challenges facing international trade, potential reforms to the …

Universal Basic Income in Germany

This past spring, eye-catching posters from the organization Expedition Grundeinkommen (Expedition Basic Income) could be seen all over Berlin. With their colorful, cartoonish images and hopeful slogans (“more solidarity,” “less …

AICGS Profiles: Dr. Anna Lührmann

Minister of State for Europe and Climate Background Dr. Anna Lührmann (Bündnis 90/The Greens) is a member of the Bundestag and serves as Minister of State for Europe and Climate …