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Xi’s Indo-Pacific Charm Offensive

Returning to the international stage, the Chinese president has gone out of his way to court European leaders. This should not be misread as a policy shift. Rather, much suggests that there are troubled times ahead.

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Fortress China

The Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress was an all-out victory for Xi Jinping. China won’t necessarily be more crisis-proof as a result, but it will become more combative.

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US Midterms and Trump’s Campaign Will Put Pressure on Europe

US voters flipped the script of the midterms, to Europe’s relief, but Donald Trump’s likely return to the campaign trail will fray transatlantic nerves again. US domestic dynamics are likely to put more pressure on Europeans to shoulder greater burdens for Ukraine and get tougher on China.

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What Zeitenwende?

Instead of introvertedly focusing on defense, internationalizing and socializing their country’s transformation will give Germans the best options for action—and drive lasting change, which they must own.

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Berlin Cable

Scholz Goes It Alone on China

Having pushed through a deal in which a Chinese state-owned company takes a minority share in one of Hamburg’s port terminals, the German chancellor is getting ready for his solo trip to see President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It is a missed opportunity.

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Pariscope

Scholz Needs to Stop Copying Macron

Why are Paris and Berlin currently so at odds with each other? The simple answer is: Scholz’ EU strategy is a copycat of Macron’s. But Europe can’t take two Macrons.

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Carbon Critical

Finally, a US Climate Bill

EU trade officials might be up in arms about aspects of the US Inflation Reduction Act, but it offers the best opportunity for transatlantic climate cooperation in years.

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