China’s Trojan Herd

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The US and Germany must work together in the face of China’s global plan to dominate tech and manufacturing. But is it too late?   Through its “Made in China 2025” industry strategy, China is making great strides to become the global leader in high-tech industries and manufacturing. The initiative was launched in 2015 as […]

Urgent Need for Renegotiation

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After the so-called Uruguay Round (1986-1994), the World Trade Organization (WTO) not only failed to further substantially liberalize global trade, but also to reflect the economic balance of power of the 21st century in its institutional set-up. In order to maintain global economic integration and to keep countries open to trade, a tariff renegotiation is […]

From Geopolitics to Singularity: Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

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Let’s be traditional first: The main purpose of the transatlantic relationship in the 21st century will look familiar to those who have studied its history since 1949: To prevent a situation from emerging in which Europeans feel they need to call Moscow first, instead of Washington, in questions of international politics. Add Beijing to the […]

The Atlantic Community under Strain

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Western democracies are facing tough times. The United States is suffering from deep divisions, witnessing challenges to political institutions and retreating from a global emphasis on democratic values. Its traditional partner, the European Union, has turned inward after the financial crisis and refugee crisis as well as the acrimonious Brexit negotiations. Elections over the last […]

Does India benefit from a closer Transatlantic Alliance?

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Despite appearances to the contrary, India’s position has shifted little since the days of the Cold War, though the superficial media spin may like you to believe otherwise.   India’s history with the transatlantic alliance has, for much of its history, been problematic. On one hand, for Indian society at large, the values and lifestyle […]

Wrap-Up: Atlantic Basecamp in Berlin

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9-13 April 2018 In a very intense and thought-provoking week in April, 30 American and German fellows gathered in Berlin to present their strategies and concrete projects aimed at modernizing transatlantic relations in the form of an Atlantic Action Plan. The 30 fellows taking part in the Atlantic Basecamp represent a fine selection of the […]

Atlantic Action Plan Fact Sheet

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Have a look at the summary of the main information of the Atlantic Action Plan by our fellows of the Atlantic Expedition: “To realize innovative policies and future modes of transatlantic cooperation, the Atlantic Action Plan proposes to strategically expand the scope of transatlantic actors and allies and to increase the presence of underrepresented communities”. […]