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The new German government will not only need to decide what its China policy will be, but how to shape it. The central question: Will China policy remain Chancellor policy?
This article was first published with MERICS.

Course change or business as usual?

This question shapes the debate on the future of Germany’s China policy. The…


Amazon, Alibaba, Google, Baidu — all of these digital players have become global giants thanks to the platform economy and its network effects. The more users they have, the more data and information they obtain, the more tailored services they can offer and more efficiencies they gain. This in turn…


“America is back” — only two months ago President Biden toured Europe with this slogan. The G7, NATO and EU-US summits were all meant to reassure European allies. “America is back” stood for America’s got your back. Rest assured, the wild and unpredictable days of the Trump presidency are over…


We are potentially entering the beginnings of a new tech age. Politics is fast-tracking a positional clawback. Power is transitioning away from big tech.

This is a tale of two cities reclaiming lost leverage and organising their tech sectors for the systemic struggle between democracy and autocracy.

In Beijing, the…


In the midst of the grand systemic conflict between democratic and authoritarian systems, Germany wants to have its cake and eat it too. It wants the American security dividend but also the autocrat’s economic dividend. …


A former high-ranking government official in Belarus, Pavel Latushka has witnessed President Lukashenko’s system of power from the inside.

After a sham election triggered widespread protests, he joined the ranks of the resistance to the regime. …


Annalena Baerbock, Green chancellor candidate

Kermit the Frog put it best when he sang: “It’s not easy being green.” Greens have often been overlooked and undervalued, to say the least.

Today, however, this is no longer the case.

In Germany, the Greens are dominating the political landscape. For the first time in history, the party…


Climate protection cannot be separated from the battle for hegemony taking place between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Within the context of this high-intensity geopolitical conflict, climate protection has taken on a well-defined geopolitical dimension. …


In a world increasingly divided by rising tensions between the US and China, what role do India-Europe relations play? From their democratic traditions to shared interests in technological development, Europe and India have much in common and to gain from cooperation. I spoke with Dr. …


Before the pandemic hit, Greens in Germany were on an upward trajectory, reaching historic highs in terms of membership and electoral success. Key to their emergence as the preeminent progressive force in the country was the party’s capacity to set out a forward-looking vision that resonated with society. But as…

Roderick Kefferpütz

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