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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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The EU’s Trade Policy Review: Conflicting Signals for Transatlantic Strategy?

The European Commission released its long-awaited Trade Policy Review (TPR) this week, placing it under the banner of “An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy.” Perhaps because of the manifold …

Peter Rashish Calls for Enhanced U.S.-EU-Japan Trilateral Process in Foreign Policy Article

In his recently published Foreign Policy article, “Biden Should Finish Trump’s One Good Trade Idea,” AICGS Senior Fellow and Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish advises the Biden administration to revive …

Race to the East? China Revives the 17+1 Summit

Last month, Beijing suddenly announced a plan to host a digital 17+1 one summit in February, bringing its relationship with Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC or CEE) back into …

From IT Security Law 2.0 to Open RAN: Germany’s 5G Strategy Evolves beyond the Huawei Debate

On January 27, the German federal government presented the draft IT Security Act 2.0 (IT-Sicherheitsgesezt 2.0) to the German Bundestag, pushing ahead a reform that is seen by some as …

A Digital Euro and Central Bank Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies continued to make headlines in 2020 and early 2021. For one thing, Bitcoin rallied again in November, December, and the beginning of January, lifting its price to more than …

The Rising Acceptance of Robots in Germany and Workers’ Automation Angst

A 2017 report conducted by the Nomura Research Institute indicates that Germans tend to be conservative about new technologies and see robots as emotionless mechanic helpers, mainly for industrial purposes. …

Episode 37: A Warming Trend for the U.S.-EU Partnership?

Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States has generated optimism about the prospects for renewing transatlantic relations after the cold front of the Trump years. As …

The Trade Agenda for the 46th U.S. President –Advancing Global Economic Order?

As Joe Biden takes office as the 46th President of the United States the country is at a turning point in its trade policy, one where rules are likely to …

After the Capitol Siege: Politics First, Then Economics

One of the signature lines in Bertolt Brecht’s Three Penny Opera, a product of social ferment in 1920s Berlin, is “Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.” One implication …

Jeff Rathke Pens Op-Ed for The Hill on EU-China Deal

AICGS President Jeff Rathke’s recent opinion piece, “How should Biden respond to the EU-China Deal?” was published on The Hill on Wednesday. He offers detailed analysis of the steps the …

What the U.S. Can Learn from Germany’s Fate in the Covid-19 Crisis

For decades, many in Germany have envied the United States as a modern, efficiently governed democracy with a more flexible and more innovative economy than at home. This image has …

Martin Richenhagen Appears on CNBC’s “Mad Money”

Chairman of the AICGS Board, Martin Richenhagen, was a guest on the CNBC show “Mad Money” to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agricultural manufacturing industry, as …