Geoeconomics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geoeconomic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.


Recent publications

Germany's Economic Myths Debunked

Rethinking State-Business Ties for Economic Security

German economic policy has been in flux since the supply chain shocks of the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Partners in Europe are keen for reassurance that they can rely on Germany in a geopolitical crisis, even when its commercial interests are at stake. Germany is aware of this but has been guarded about its intentions and has merely signalled what it thinks partners want to hear. This runs counter to Germany’s reputation as a supporter of constructive business ties, an open and secure EU, global multilateral bodies, and its steadiness and reliability as a partner.

Dr. Roderick Parkes
Dr. Kim B. Olsen
Policy Brief

Mehr Handel wagen

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Prof. Dr. Guntram Wolff
Externe Publikationen



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