A Rocky Road Ahead? German-American Friendshoring in an Era of Systemic Rivalry

February 18, 2023

AGI at the 2023 Munich Security Conference

China’s growing international presence has far-ranging effects on both the United States and Germany in areas such as economics and trade, technology policy, human rights, the regional power balance, and international security. German and American wariness about these issues is growing and common concerns could serve as a foundation for greater transatlantic cooperation vis-à-vis China, but policies on these issues often have diverged. At a time when the United States considers further trade measures against Europe following the first phase of an agreement between Washington and Beijing, our discussion will seek to identify shared American and German interests and assess the appropriate level of ambition and priorities for a transatlantic approach to Chinese influence.


Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (The Greens)

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

Lars Klingbeil, Co-Leader of the Social Democratic Party

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of the Bundestag (FDP)

Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ)

Senator James Risch (R-ID)

The American-German Institute is proud to partner with the American Council on Germany for this annual event.