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Nord Stream 2 Deal

Not a Gift to Putin but a Realistic Choice Opposition to the Biden administration’s deal with Germany over the lifting of sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project …

Sophia Besch, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Sophia Besch as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September to December 2021. Ms. Besch is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform’s …

Trade and Climate: A Looming Transatlantic Face-Off?

The idea that trade policies should be put to work on behalf of climate goals is gaining increasing currency. In a striking case of serendipity, the European Union and the …

After Merkel’s Steady Hand, A More European and Strategically-Minded Germany?

On July 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Joe Biden in the White House, the first European leader to visit him since he took office in January. …

American Spending Spree—Echoes from the Past and Lessons for the Future

Negotiations are ongoing in Congress on the American Jobs Plan and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. The former is a $2 trillion infrastructure spending bill originally proposed in March …

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AICGS-KAS Transatlantic Trade Week

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung collaborated on a series of online events examining three areas for U.S.-EU trade policy cooperation. These …

The U.S.-EU Summit Resets the Narrative on Trade

Yesterday’s U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels was remarkable simply for taking place, as it was the first since 2014. But even more striking was the way U.S. President Joe Biden characterized …

Biden Should Think Big on the U.S.-EU Trade Agenda

AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish writes in World Politics Review about the U.S.-EU summit on June 15, 2021. “When U.S. President Joe Biden participates in …

Russia and the German Elections

The recent hijacking of an EU civilian plane by the Lukashenko regime has brought into sharp focus the challenges which both the U.S. and Europe face in dealing with Russia. …

Draghi to the Rescue, Act Two

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi describes his own country as “beautiful, but fragile.” The former central banker is trying to replicate in Italy what he did for the monetary union …

German Court Rules Against Climate Law: Postponing Action is Unconstitutional

Freedom depends on climate policy – and action is needed now. Postponing climate action into the distant future would imply even harsher restrictions on the freedom to eventually bring down …

The Future of Transatlantic Trade Relations

Former U.S. President Donald Trump pursued an aggressive, winner-take-all international trade policy. He pushed protectionism and punitive 232 tariffs, blocked the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, and both threatened and implemented …

Biden’s First 100 Days: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation on Policies Toward China

Download Publication As we approach the first 100 days of the Biden administration, it is a good time to take stock of the new direction in U.S. foreign policy and …

Peter Rashish Interviewed on Artificial Intelligence, China, and Trade Policy

Peter Rashish, Director of the AICGS Geoeconomics Program, spoke with the Italian news site Formiche.net about artificial intelligence, China, and trade policy. His comments were originally published in Italian, which …