Making America Great Again versus Made in China
Making America Great Again versus Made in China

The US Geo-Economic Rivalry with China

06/06/2019 | by Claudia Schmucker, Stormy-Annika Mildner | Trade

The trade conflict between the United States and China is a severe threat to the world economy. While the debate over the effectiveness of tariffs is at a steady boil in the United States, the EU is opposed to tariffs as a means for dealing with China. Although serious issues with China must be addressed – such as dumping and subsidization – tariffs will make the United States neither more competitive nor secure.

Publications

  • Sustaining Multilateralism in a Multipolar World

    What France and Germany Can Do to Preserve the Multilateral Order

    von Claire Demesmay, Claudia Schmucker, Elvire Fabry, Carole Mathieu, Eric-André Martin
    Notes du Cerfa, No. 148, Ifri, June 2019, Claire Demesmay, Barbara Kunz, (ed.), 32 pp.

    Sustaining Multilateralism in a Multipolar World

    While international multilateralism is under strain, it is vital for France and Germany to defend it, since it is the most appropriate system for preserving their interests – particularly in terms of welfare, security, prosperity and environmental protection. Against this backdrop, three political fields offer opportunities for joint initiatives: trade, conventional arms control and climate change.

  • A New Dimension of Air-Based Threats

    Germany, the EU, and NATO Need New Political Initiatives and Military Defense Systems

    von Torben Schütz, Christian Mölling, Zoe Stanley-Lockman
    DGAPkompakt 8 (June 2019), 5 pp.

    A New Dimension of Air-Based Threats

    The range of air-based threats is expanding with considerable speed and intensity. The main reason is the proliferation of technologies and weapons systems. Germany could play a leading role in the necessary adaptation of arms control regimes and in the development of new air defense capabilities. To this end, Germany should initiate a PESCO project on short-range air defense and an air defense capability cluster within NATO.

  • Russia and the West 2028

    Forward-Looking Scenarios in Russian-European-American-Relations

    Russia

    Russia and the West 2028

    The Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and the Robert Bosch Center at the German Council on Foreign Relations partnered with the Robert Bosch Foundation to explore Russia-European-American dynamics in a turbulent time. In 2018, we decided in the last project phase to generate a number of scenarios – narratives of alternative futures – that can enable decision-makers to play out the potential ramifications of choices they face today.

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
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