All of this talk on strategic retrenchment and autonomy is the language of escalation, not of appeasement and collaboration.
Although economics and geopolitics have never been completely separate domains, international economic relations were shaped for 70 years by their own rules. But the rise of China and its growing rivalry with the United States have brought this era to an end.
Germany and the EU need to develop a strong and proactive agenda to manage foreign economic relations, which are essential for German and European prosperity.
Europe should defend its existing dominance in equipment manufacturing for semiconductors and invest in chip design instead of luring high-end fabrication to its shores.
COVID-19 has reinforced traditional vaccine production patterns, but the global vaccine trade has changed considerably.
The EU needs a more targeted strategy to increase its presence in this strategic and thriving sector, building on its existing strengths, while accommodating its relatively low domestic needs.
The dollar remains the world’s largest reserve currency, but it is facing both domestic and external risks.
The forced landing of an internal EU flight is just the latest development in the President of Belarus’ efforts to cling to power.
Study prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).
In its recovery, India will wish to consolidate market access for its export of services to rich countries and make the country’s growing market most attractive to the latest technology.
Can the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports to catalyse climate action globally?
How have China, Russia, Turkey and others stepped up their activities in the Balkans at a time when the prospect of enlargement is diminished?