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Germany Needs to Consider Military AI

In November 2019, the German federal government published an interim report, updating the public about Germany’s one year of artificial intelligence (AI) progress since the launch of its national AI …

A Stronger Germany in the Indo-Pacific?

On September 1, the German Federal Foreign Office released its new policy guidelines on the Indo-Pacific region, titled “Germany-EU-Asia: Shaping the 21st Century Together” (available only in German). The German …

Yixiang Xu on Huawei plugging into Russian 5G network

AICGS Fellow Yixiang Xu talks with Jane’s Intelligence Review about Huawei’s involvement in the Russian 5G network and how it will affect U.S. dissuasion efforts, noting “Huawei’s move toward self-reliance …

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Winning Over Europe

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi began his European tour this week, with planned stops in Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France, and Germany. China wants to recalibrate its ties with Europe …

The U.S.-EU Tariff Deal: Refreshing, but Bland

As part of an effort to resolve a dispute about lobster exports, the United States and the European Union agreed last Friday to reduce tariffs on approximately $270 million of …

The Coming of A Digital Iron Curtain? The EU’s March toward Digital Sovereignty

On August 6, President Trump issued dual executive orders banning the social media apps TikTok and WeChat in the U.S. in 45 days if they are not sold by their …

Trump Bobbles the G7 Summit

The Group of Seven, or G7, can seem like a creature of the late twentieth century, with its rich-country, Europe-heavy membership. China and Russia are absent, but so are democracies …

As Europe Readies to Recalibrate Its Relationship with China, Should It Look to Paris Instead of Berlin?

France’s recent decision to effectively ban the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from its 5G network by 2028 came on the heels of the UK’s announcement to purge Huawei’s 5G equipment …

After the EU Summit: Without the UK, A Single Economic Future?

The European Union’s €750 billion “Next Generation EU” pandemic recovery fund announced at the EU summit on Tuesday has broken important new ground. Assuming the European Parliament gives its approval …

No More Data from Germany? European Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On July 16, 2020, the “Grand Chamber” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the …

EU Special Summit Agrees on Post-Pandemic Recovery Fund

After four days of intensive negotiations, the EU special summit has finally made a breakthrough: EU leaders agreed on a recovery fund to combat the economic consequences of the coronavirus …

Instead of Trade Wars, the U.S. and EU Need a ‘Safe Trade’ Agenda

Writing in World Politics Review, AICGS Senior Fellow Peter Rashish calls for the next U.S. to “launch a ‘Safe Trade’ agenda that creates growth, resilience and security without abandoning U.S. …