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China: A Challenge for the Western Economic and Political System

In recent years, China has developed into an important driver of the global economy with strong economic growth. As the second largest economy in the world, China is now responsible …

Transatlantic Responses to the “China Challenge,” and the Changing Dynamics of Global Development

The past decade has been distinguished by the looming question of the “China Challenge,” which has often been characterized as the biggest threat to the liberal world order and democracy …

AICGS Senior Fellow Peter Rashish Speaks on Trade, Intellectual Property in Washington, DC

AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish spoke on a panel on Trade and Intellectual Property at a conference on “Innovation Leadership: Commerce, Trade, Governance, and …

Ines Wagner, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Ines Wagner as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from May to June 2019. Dr. Wagner is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Research in …

The German Industry Strategy 2030: Inconsistent and Dangerous!

In March, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, presented the so-called National Industry Strategy 2030: Strategic guidelines for a German and European industrial policy (henceforth …

Done is Better Than Perfect: Perfectionism is no friend in addressing geopolitical challenges that impact the German economy.

German companies’ ability to perfect processes or products is unique in the global market and lends any export with a “Made in Germany” stamp a certain level of cachet. But …

From 16+1 to 17+1: The EU’s Challenge from the Rebranded China-CEEC Initiative

When Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic welcomed Greece as the 17th European member of the Cooperation of Central and Eastern European countries and China at the fifth China-CEEC summit in …

Restarting the Transatlantic Partnership Before It’s Too Late

We live in an era of rapid changes. It is not the first time that mankind has faced a fundamental socio-technical transformation, but it is the first time that it …

Agriculture hurdle could be insurmountable for U.S., EU negotiators

AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish spoke with Inside U.S. Trade’s Brett Fortnam about the EU reaching agreement to start trade talks with the U.S.: …

Is “Economic Security” a Thing?

Late last week Russia won a case against Ukraine in the World Trade Organization that centered on whether Moscow had the right to invoke national security to limit Ukrainian rail transit through …

Why Germany and the U.S. Should Embark on a Large-Scale Investment Program Now

In recent years, fiscal policy in Germany and the U.S. has diverged. In response to the financial crisis both countries implemented large stimulus programs, but over time the policy priorities …

The Crisis in World Trade

A new report from the T20, the think tank arm of the G20, co-authored by AICGS Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish, is newly available on the T20 website. About the publication: …