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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 …

Acting Digitally: The EU Rewrites Its Internet Rules

Last week the European Commission put forward two sweeping proposals to overhaul the European Union’s rules governing the behavior of large Internet companies: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the …

Equity at Home and Security Abroad: Transatlantic Economic Cooperation after January 20

For a short period in the mid-1950s, the modernizing politician Pierre Mendès France served as France’s Prime Minister. During his mere nine months in office, PMF, as he was known, …

Biden as President: More Like FDR or More Like JFK?

Whether President-elect Joe Biden will be able to bring about a New Deal-style transformation of the U.S. economy in the mold of Franklin D. Roosevelt depends on the outcome of …

The U.S. Presidential Election and the Outlook for Transatlantic Relations

This article is part of a new Berenberg-AICGS report, “Die Amerikanische Präsidentschaftswahl,” released on October 14, 2020. An Evolving Transatlantic Relationship: From Bilateral to Global Until the election of Donald …

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Episode 32: Global Trade and Economic Dynamics

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, Mike Froman, Chairman of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and U.S. Trade Representative during the Obama administration, joins AICGS’ Jeff Rathke and Peter …

US-EU-UK Trade: Balancing the Three-Legged Stool

Advance Bilateral Negotiations in US-EU-UK Trade Triangle The renewed warnings by leading Democrats—including the presidential candidate Joe Biden—that securing congressional support for a UK-US free trade agreement is dependent on Brexit …

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 …

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 …

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. …

EU Strategic Autonomy: Opening Up?

As the idea of “strategic autonomy” (de jure sovereignty) has migrated within the European Union from the foreign and defense policy realm to economics and trade it has picked up …