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Episode 04: One of the Largest Deals Ever Made: Talking Trump, China, and Trade

On December 1, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met during the G-20 summit in Argentina and agreed, it seems, to put the economic disputes on ice.  No raising …

A Decade After Its Inception, The G20 Engine is at Risk of Stalling

After ten years of G20 meetings, development on crucial points on the agenda was stagnant. This concerns particularly three policy areas that Germany had made a priority during its G20 …

A G20 Reality Check Eases Global Trade Tensions

Less is more, said the German Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. That may be the inspiration behind the fewer than 100 words the G20 leaders devoted to trade …

Transatlantic Trade: Great Expectations and Low Chances for Success?

On July 25, U.S. president Donald Trump hosted European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington in an attempt to bridge some of the many growing economic policy divergences between the …

Transatlantic Relations and the Digital Economy Post-USMCA

The TPP is dead, long live the USMCA.  Despite the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the digital trade chapter of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) …

Trying to Make Sense of the U.S.’ Trade Policy

Traditional arguments that are commonly put forward to justify the implementation of import tariffs—high domestic unemployment, the protection of an infant industry, or external effects, for example on the environment—may …

The German Model and its Discontents

Germany and the United States share a legal tradition and constitution that promotes equality for all those living within its borders. However, real world examples show that within these borders …

On Capitol Hill, Transatlantic Trade Returns to Its Roots

Once, when I was trying to explain to a German acquaintance the personalities and geography of U.S. trade politics, I casually mentioned that despite skepticism toward trade among many Democrats, …

Episode 01: Talking Transatlantic Trade: Will the truce hold?

Trade is a top issue in the transatlantic relationship. Since he took office, President Trump has been focused on the U.S. trade deficit and economic competition with Europe, with China, …

After NAFTA: What the USMCA Means for Germany and Europe

October 1 saw the birth of the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” that will replace NAFTA, the 25-year old accord that governed trade among the three North American countries. While the EU …

AICGS Senior Fellow Peter Rashish Joins T20 for Presentation of Communiqué at Summit in Argentina

Washington, DC, September 25, 2018 – AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish joined other members of the Think 20 to present its Communiqué to President …

Google 2.0 in China? A Look at the Global Competition for Tech Dominance

Hundreds of Google employees recently signed a letter over ethical concerns about the company’s transparency on a secret project intended for the Chinese market. Known internally as Dragonfly, the project …

The Lehman Lesson

Most people remember where they were when JFK was shot, or the Berlin Wall fell, or the Twin Towers were struck. Wars, assassinations, or natural catastrophes remain unforgettable among those …

The Role of Fertility and Family Leave Policies in Shaping Fertility and Female Labor Supply: A Comparative Perspective

Raising fertility and female employment levels constitute primary concerns for policymakers in the developed world. Childcare subsidies, paid and unpaid parental leave, and direct per-child subsidies, often referred to as …