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BGA’s Todd Williamson’s column “The Other Pivot to Asia” published in the Berlin Policy Journal

BGA Senior Consultant Todd Williamson wrote a column titled “The Other Pivot to Asia” in Berlin Policy Journal’s Red Herring & Black Swan series. The piece explores how the formation of the Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 was one of the early signs of today’s transatlantic divisions between the EU and the US. …

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BGA Cable: On the Brink of a Trade War

New tariffs further the official disruption of the international trade order   The Situation Friends and foes alike have found themselves in the crosshairs of US trade tariffs. They have responded by fighting back through retaliatory measures as the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, and Russia in particular, have either issued counter tariffs or have …

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BGA Cable: US-German relations

The Situation Chancellor Merkel’s forthcoming visit to Washington this week, on the heels of President Macron, will focus on enforcing a permanent suspension of steel tariffs for the EU. However, this trip will be challenging as the relationship between Trump and Merkel is not characterized by a lot of sympathy. The US President’s willingness to …

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BGA Cable: Global Trade

US fires opening shot in global trade war The US opened the door to a global trade war this week by putting into effect punitive tariffs on steel & aluminium imports mainly from China, but also Russia and a number of smaller countries. Key allies in Europe, Asia & Latin America are so far exempt …

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BGA Partner Eberhard Sandschneider interviewed by Deutschlandfunk

BGA Partner Prof. Eberhard Sandschneider was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk’s Dirk Müller to provide his analysis of  Donald Trump’s recent tour of Asia and how US allies in the region reacted to the president’s unpredictable remarks during the trip. In the interview, Sandschneider described Trump as “an excellent president for the interests of China” as the White House’s “America …

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BGA’s Todd Williamson’s op-ed “Too Big To Sanction” in Foreign Policy

BGA Consultant Todd Williamson published an op-ed “To Big To Sanction: How the internationalization of China’s currency hurts Washington’s ability to punish human rights violators.” The piece coincides with the announcement of the Chinese RMB’s addition into the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights and how this step is one of many changes to come for the existing …

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