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Notizen Weekly for April 7

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics U.S.-China trade scorecard: advantage China (USA Today) How Trump can Improve the Messy U.S.-Chinese Economic …

GE CEO: Germany points the way for a U.S. manufacturing revival

In an April 2 interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “Global Public Square,” GE CEO Jeff Immelt made the case for looking to Germany for clues to reviving manufacturing in hard-hit …

Looking for Insight into the Future of Transatlantic Economic Ties? Watch What Happens to NAFTA.

2016 was a tumultuous year in the political economy of trade. Populists have been on the march nearly everywhere—slowed, perhaps temporarily, by Dutch elections two weeks ago. At times, the …

Notizen Weekly for March 31

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany Said to Seek Early U.K. Brexit Pledge to Pay Its EU Bill (Bloomberg) Trump …

Notizen Weekly for March 24

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany to take legal action if Trump taxes imports (DW) Germany should ditch austerity, embrace …

Notizen Weekly for March 17

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Germany to press G20 to sign off on free trade amid worries about US stance: …

After Warily Circling, Trump and Angela Merkel Prepare to Meet

In this article in the New York Times, Dr. Jackson Janes weighs in on expectations for Merkel’s March 14 visit with Trump, noting that a number of corporate CEOs will …

Merkel’s Twin Mission with Trump: NATO and Trade

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her first face-to-face meeting with President Trump in Washington on March 17,* she will have two key tests. Can she take the sting out of …

A New Narrative for German-American Relations

This essay will be published later this year in Mandarin by the Tongji University Center for German Studies in their “Annual Development Report of Germany 2017.” Download the full article. It is said …

Notizen Weekly for March 10

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics A German approach to trade and skills has much to teach Trump (FT) Germany’s ‘powerhouse’ …

Global Economic Order: A “Made in America” Idea

The idea of “global economic order” may sound far away from the concerns of the average citizen, but it means something both simple and important: that it is better for trade, investment, and other forms of commercial activity to take place according to agreed-upon rules, and that those rules should reflect the principles of the United States, Germany, and other liberal economies in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. “Liberal” in this case signifying not a position on a right-left political spectrum, but rather a set of ideas that encompasses the rule of law, openness to change, and the primacy of the individual vs. state authority.

Globalization: As Bad as Its Reputation?

There are rough times ahead for the ideas of free trade and globalization. U.S. president Donald Trump (who seems to prefer less rather than more economic openness), the Brexit vote, …