• Presidential powers and international trade: How far can Trump go?

  • What do the Experts Think About Brexit?

  • Video: The Future of Brexit

  • GED Webinar: Turkey at the Crossroads

  • How Will Trump's Policy Choices Affect Europe's Economy?

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Brexit – What Road Ahead?
Essential Questions Defining the Future EU-UK Relationship


In December 2016, the GED Team held the “Bertelsmann Stiftung European Forum in Association With Financial Times”, debating on our panel the future of Brexit and the EU-UK relationship. The following three animated videos each represent a distinct thematic bloc of our Brexit debate. Watch them, get excited and check back soon for the video of the full debate! More ...

SumOfUs @ flickr.com SumOfUs @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sumofus/19526933673/in/photostream/

How Trump’s Actions Reshuffle Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific
As the TPP seems knocked-out, Asian countries need to rethink trade coalitions


Trump’s executive order to pull the US out of the TPP is one decisive example of the geopolitical and economic implications of the new president’s trade policy: Not only does the pullback of the US force Asian countries to reassess years of trade negotiations as well as the challenges that lie ahead. It also reshuffles the geopolitics of trade in the Asia-Pacific and potentially makes room to China to reassert its role in this very region. More ...

Montage Global Panorama / Gage Skidmore @flickr.com Montage Global Panorama / Gage Skidmore @flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/121483302@N02/14600932347/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/8566721433/

In the Era of Trump, Will China Take the Lead on Free Trade?
Do not enter the “dark room“ of protectionism!


While the United States has been a strong supporter of free trade and open markets for decades, China is a country rather known for its far-reaching industrial policies, more often than not on the brink of protectionism. Are these roles about to change? More ...

Dr Case @ flickr.com Dr Case @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justin_case/3239432996/

What Drives Populism in Europe?
From Globalization to Migration – An analysis of the existing academic literature


2016 has been a year of rising populism for Europe and the world. From Brexit to Trump, from UKIP to the AfD, it seems that pandering to emotions instead of appealing to facts has become more and more a winning strategy. We want to know why. In a comparison of four distinct studies, this blogpost summarizes the most recent findings to try to explain the rise and appeal of populism in Europe. More ...

mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com

The Best of GED - 2016


While many justifiably might not remember 2016 as one of the better years in recent history, we nonetheless want to celebrate one more year of GED economic expertise. Here are our favorite posts for each month. More ...

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Turkey after the Coup Attempt
An interview with Soner Cagaptay


On July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The putsch failed, but that day stands out as a clear “before” and “after” moment for Turkish democracy. For the Crossroads Turkey, Samuel George interviewed Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for a better understanding of the coup’s ramifications. More ...

Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com
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EU-Russia Sanctions: An Unsteady Deadlock
What's next for EU-Russia relations?


The European Union and Russia have been locked in an economic struggle over Ukraine for two years. With Donald Trump the next president of the United States, the West’s Russia policy might substantially change – and Europe’s Eastern policy is today more uncertain than ever More ...

frankleleon @ flickr.com frankleleon @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/armydre2008/3369405130/in/photolist-68K5KU-etH6qt-5ZzWFe-9DXH3f-5Unysi-grtx1s-hQGPT5-9qctjq-4gWVjH-FqhpG-9b32GM-boKvkC-5XPEF-biAWtD-bH1eG4-57BqU9-iEt4FW-aFAHsp-daARYd-gmMFuK-chEejy-9AZq11-iErkLL-KZgxH-9ttDQf-n4B2fo-oifqZ-72aA1o-6G3jWm-9twtw5-6NqHWL-6AfSMA-4KX2Mw-n4zeLZ-dHPrCR-5t5UJ9-ftKAPi-qSDTKL-oCRinB-qEuHxF-g44Pdi-omurUD-oYnMVT-8FXwDA-dstWtY-8MeR75-iEi1xD-8SG1Rz-dGZHFR-avCdBx

Why the USA Needs a Current Account Deficit
Could Trump's protectionist plans be doubly harmful?


Once he has taken office in January 2017, Donald Trump is planning to implement protectionist measures in order to reduce the American current account deficit and thus boost the US economy. In this post we will show that the USA actually needs a current account deficit at the moment. This is the only way of financing the high level of consumption and investment. More ...

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, by Francesco Pierantoni @ flickr.com Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, by Francesco Pierantoni @ flickr.com
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Italy’s Referendum Explained in Five Simple Steps
What is the vote about and what will be the consequences?


On Sunday December 4th, Italians will vote on the future of their state and constition. The refendum will have consequences for the EU too though. This post explains the referendum and it's possible consequences in five simple steps. More ...

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Presidential powers and international trade: How far can Trump go?
An impressive array of tools could spell challenges for the international community


Many were struck by the ease by which the new US President could just undo several years of hard negotiation and knock-out one of the potentially biggest free trade agreements in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from coming into existence. Keeping this in mind, it seems worthwhile to take a closer look at what powers on trade the President actually has – and at the checks and balances in place. More ...

mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com

The Best of GED - 2016


While many justifiably might not remember 2016 as one of the better years in recent history, we nonetheless want to celebrate one more year of GED economic expertise. Here are our favorite posts for each month. More ...

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Brexit – What Road Ahead?
Essential Questions Defining the Future EU-UK Relationship


In December 2016, the GED Team held the “Bertelsmann Stiftung European Forum in Association With Financial Times”, debating on our panel the future of Brexit and the EU-UK relationship. The following three animated videos each represent a distinct thematic bloc of our Brexit debate. Watch them, get excited and check back soon for the video of the full debate! More ...

Karl-Ludwig Poggemann @flickr.com Karl-Ludwig Poggemann @flickr.com
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How Will Trump's Policy Choices Affect Europe's Economy?
After nearly three weeks in office there is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding Trump's economic policy


After nearly three weeks in office there is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding Trump's economic policy. As things stand at the moment, there are three aspects that are particularly relevant for economic development in Germany and Europe. More ...