Prospects for a Transatlantic Agenda
May 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
A backlash is building in the United States and Europe against China’s state-driven economic policies, its human rights record, and military ambitions. The EU has labeled China a “systemic rival.” And the Trump administration is gearing up for a new era of big power competition with Beijing. Despite this, questions remain about whether China will bring the U.S. and Europe closer together or drive them further apart. Are Europe and the U.S. really converging in their view of China? What is the current state of the transatlantic dialogue on China, where is deeper cooperation possible, and what stands in the way? Might a Democratic victory in 2020 open the door to a broader transatlantic agenda on China?
After spending the past months speaking with dozens of key decision-makers on both sides of the Atlantic, Noah Barkin will present his research about the China challenge.
Noah Barkin is a Berlin-based journalist and DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from March to May 2019. He has written extensively about Europe’s shifting views on China and his research during his stay at AGI has focused on the implications of a tougher line on China in the U.S. and Europe for the transatlantic relationship.
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