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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 …

Transatlantic Convergence or Divergence? QAnon after January Twentieth

With President Donald J. Trump leaving the Oval Office, a major tenet of the QAnon movement has been proven wrong: On January twentieth, the day of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, …

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 …

Episode 38: Lessons for Dealing with Right-Wing Extremism in the United States and Germany

Right-wing extremism has been on the rise around the world. The January 6, 2021 insurrection that attached the U.S. capital and the August 2020 protest in Berlin which breached the …

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 …

Jeff Rathke Interviewed by Norddeutscher Rundfunk about First Days of Biden Presidency

AICGS President Jeff Rathke recently called in to “Themen des Tages,” (Topics of the Day) a daily news show from German public radio station Norddeutscher Rundfunk, to discuss the first …

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 …

Jeff Rathke Appears in ARD Short Docu-Film, “Angriff auf Amerika”

AICGS President Jeff Rathke was recently interviewed as part of a short docu-film by German television network ARD. Titled “Angriff auf Amerika” (“Attack on America”), the piece explains the consequences …

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 …