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The EU and Economic Security: What’s in a Name?

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, released a proposal this week for a “European Economic Security Strategy.” Its premise is that with “geopolitical tensions rising and global economic integration …

With a Push by the EU, the G7 Adapts to a Disorderly Global Economy

When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen came into office in the fall of 2019, she proclaimed the advent of a new “geopolitical Commission” where internal and external actions …

A Transatlantic Display of Trade Policy’s Future

Since U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s speech last spring calling for the United States to achieve “free and secure trade…with the countries we know we can count on” the notion …

The IRA and the Meaning of “Free Trade”

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) approved by the U.S. Congress last August continues to provoke transatlantic frictions. The European Union has welcomed the climate investments in the IRA that will …

A Transatlantic Approach to Global Technology Standards Competition with China?

Technology Standards as a New Frontier Concerns over China’s growing capabilities in new and emerging technologies are intensifying global competition with traditional technology heavyweights like the United States. American policymakers …

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European External Economic Policy in the Age of Zeitenwende

For the past thirty years, the global economy has operated on the premise of political alignment. The promise of democratization and the rule of law around the world allowed unprecedented …

The WTO and National Security

Destress and Reform The Biden administration has reacted strongly to the ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week against the Trump-era national security tariffs on steel and aluminum. …

Compartmentalizing the Transatlantic Economic Relationship

What is the best way to judge the success of the third meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) held on December 5th at the University of Maryland …

China: From Engine of Growth to Risk Factor

The People’s Republic of China was the engine of global growth and international trade for many years. From 2000 to 2014, China contributed 30 percent to global growth, while its share …

Scholz Goes to China

Much ink has already been spilled over German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s upcoming visit to China. A chorus of skeptics and critics in Germany, around Europe, and across the Atlantic have …

Time for a TTIP Light?

Germany and Transatlantic Economic Relations “Germany should dismantle transatlantic trade barriers and make a new start on a free trade agreement that increases prosperity while protecting climate and social policy …

The Grand Failure

Grand New Beginning? February 24, 2022, will go down in history as a watershed moment for Europe and not the least for Germany. The day Russia invaded Ukraine spelled the …