What to Expect – and Not Expect – at the Upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz
What to Expect – and Not Expect – at the Upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz

21/08/2019 | by Claudia Schmucker

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the 45th G7 summit in Biarritz on August 24-26, 2019. The “Group of 7” is an important informal meeting of seven large industrial countries, including France, the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan. The forum addresses global challenges such as trade, foreign policy, and climate change. Claudia Schmucker explains why the issues of climate and trade may hamper a joint final communiqué.

Publications

  • The Unraveling of the Shanghai “Deal”

    US-China Trade-cum-Currency Conflict comes to Europe

    von Shahin Vallée | China, Economy and Currency
    DGAPviewpoint 21 (August 2019), 2 pp.

    The Unraveling of the Shanghai “Deal”

    The trade conflict between the US and China has now clearly escalated into the currency realm. This will force Europe to respond to avert being the “variable of adjustment” for an economic conflict from which it cannot remain an innocent bystander.

  • Mission Possible in the Strait of Hormuz

    Giving a flat “no” to a naval mission to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf does not solve Germany’s dilemmas.

    von Dr. Henning Riecke
    Berlin Policy Journal, 2. August 2019

    Mission Possible in the Strait of Hormuz

    The German government has just decided not to back a US-led mission to protect the shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. It will now find it harder to work for its interests in the region.

  • The Age of Cynical Voters

    von Sławomir Sierakowski | Elections
    Project Syndicate, Online, 17.07.2019

    Voters who support populist parties and leaders are making political choices that they know to be risky because they feel as though they have nothing to lose. As behavioral economists would predict, people become less risk-averse when the perceived choice is between “bad” and “worse.”

Events

Transatlantic Relations under President Trump
Polish and German perspectives
15/06/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | United States of America
US Foreign Policy: How “America First” Affects Allies and Partners
12/10/2017 | 16:30 - 18:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Germany - USA
On October 12, 2017, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a background discussion on American foreign policy under the Trump administration.
Category: Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, United States of America
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
Bruce Stokes presented the results of a wide-reaching Pew Research Center poll
27/06/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
According to the Pew Center's recent survey of international opinion of the United States, a median of 49% of respondents have a favorable view of the country under President Trump – compared to 64 percent in the last years of the Obama administration. The decline in confidence is striking.
Category: Transatlantic Relations