Peter S. Rashish

Vice President; Director, Geoeconomics Program

Peter S. Rashish, who counts over 25 years of experience counseling corporations, think tanks, foundations, and international organizations on transatlantic trade and economic strategy, is Vice President and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at AGI. He also writes The Wider Atlantic blog.

Mr. Rashish has served as Vice President for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he spearheaded the Chamber’s advocacy ahead of the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Previously, Mr. Rashish was a Senior Advisor for Europe at McLarty Associates, and has held positions as Executive Vice President of the European Institute, on the Paris-based staff of the International Energy Agency, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Mr. Rashish has testified on the euro zone and U.S.-European economic relations before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia and has advised three U.S. presidential campaigns. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jean Monnet Institute in Paris and a Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre in Brussels. His commentaries have been published in The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and The National Interest, and he has appeared on PBS, CNBC, CNN, and NPR.

He earned a BA from Harvard College and an M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University. He speaks French, German, Italian, and Spanish.


Recent Content


National Myths are an Unreliable Guide to Trade Policy

March Madness: it would be tempting to describe recent U.S. trade policy that way. First, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. steel imports and 15 percent …

Steel Tariffs are a Distraction from Transatlantic Cooperation on China

The White House’s decision on March 8th to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is not without precedent: President George W. Bush did something similar in 2002 when there …

Trump’s Tariff Policy Present – and Yet-to-Come

  Trump Rescinds Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Amid Concerns for Auto, Construction Industries Washington, December 20, 2019 – Stating that he wanted to avoid “too much of a good thing” for …

„Die EU sollte sich nicht provozieren lassen“

Der US-Handelsexperte Peter S. Rashish über Trumps Strafzoll-Drohungen und die Folgen. Featuring Peter Rashish with the Sächsische Zeitung on March 3, 2018.

Mehr als jeder zweite Deutsche hält Beziehung zu USA für zerrüttet

Featuring Peter Rashish via Handelsblatt on February 28, 2018.

U.S. Trade Policy: Clearing the Brush – or Pulling up Stakes?

The Trump administration has been in office for a little over a year now, and it is becoming clear there are two ways to view its approach to trade policy. …

For Germany’s Social Democrats, a Chance to be Europe’s Superman

It was 80 years ago this year that DC Comics first published Superman, and with this comic book series launched a franchise of superheroes that shows no sign of losing …

The National Security Strategy: Symbolism vs. Substance

The National Security Strategy (NSS) released by the White House this week—the only time in the first year of a new presidency—is a sober and realistic assessment of the state …

The G20 Trifecta

Germany – Argentina – Japan: Not a list of three regional soccer powerhouses, but rather the troika of past, current, and future presidency countries of the G20. On December 1, …

German Economic Leadership in Europe: More Uncertain and More Needed

The instability produced by the failure to form a so-called “Jamaica” coalition in Germany increases the importance of moving from reliance on de facto German leadership of the Eurozone to …

U.S. trade policy in the age of Trump: What role for Europe in the “New Nationalism”?

One year ago, the American public elected in Donald Trump a president who painted international trade not as a generator of U.S. prosperity and a multiplier of its national interest, …

Europe’s Illusions

Although for more than 70 years common values were invoked to keep the transatlantic partnership together, now is the time to assert shared U.S.-German interests.