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Trust as the Foundation of the Transatlantic Partnership in the Digital World

Ultra-fast 5G broadband cellular connectivity will advance a host of the technologies of the future, including Industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, drones, and telemedicine, to name just a few. …

Nudging Germany toward a More Strategic Economic Role

The Social Democrats have come out on top in yesterday’s German election and are likely to lead the next government. But despite their losses, the Christian Democrats may still have …

Globally Connected and Resilient – Thinking Foreign Economic Policy Strategically

Foreign and economic policies of most states can hardly be considered two separate spheres. In an increasingly multipolar world order, the return of geostrategy in the sense of 19th century-style …

Peter Rashish Interviewed on Chancellor Merkel’s Washington, DC, Visit

Ahead of the meeting between the U.S. and German leaders, Geoeconomics Program Director Peter Rashish spoke with  the Italian news site Formiche.net. In the interview, “Biden’s Bet on Merkel and …

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 …

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 …

Episode 39: Revitalizing Transatlantic Power

President Joe Biden has made rebuilding the transatlantic partnership a focus of his administration after four years of frosty relations between Europe and the United States. One of the most …

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 …

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. …