The transatlantic relationship is a key pillar of German security and prosperity. As Sino-US competition intensifies, Washington will be increasingly shifting its resources and strategic focus to East Asia, even with the ongoing war in Ukraine. Washington’s security-focused foreign economic policy, which includes selective US-Chinese economic decoupling, will put Germany into an increasingly difficult position, given its extensive economic ties with China and its continued dependence on the United States in terms of security. The presentation will focus on Germany’s and Europe’s economic interdependencies and offers suggestions on how to best mitigate related vulnerabilities.
The event will also feature the presentation and discussion of two reports on the US Grand Strategy and its implication for Germany and on US-Chinese Competition and Transatlantic Relations as well as of a policy brief on a Geo-Economic Strategy for Germany to Survive US-Chinese Rivalry by DGAP Research Fellow Markus Jaeger.
Welcome and Chair:
Julian Müller-Kaler, Associate Fellow, DGAP and Deputy Director of the Stimson Center’s Strategic Foresight Hub
Presentation of the reports:
Markus Jaeger, Research Fellow, Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology, DGAP & Adjunct Professor Columbia University
Claudia Schmucker, Head of the Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology, DGAP
Mathew Burrows, Stimson Center’s Strategic Foresight Hub