It has become apparent during the last few months that the unexpected election of Donald Trump has left a vacuum in global affairs. China is attempting to fill this vacuum while Germany is being pushed to become more active in international affairs. My talk considers the global consequences of Trump's foreign policy and analyzes the complex relationship between Germany and China in the political and economic realm to cope with a rapidly changing world.
Klaus Larres is the Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor of History & International Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill. At present he is a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Princeton, NJ. He is a non-residential Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington, DC. He also is a Visiting Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is the former holder of the Henry Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Clifford Hackett Visiting Professor at Yale, and an adviser on the U.S. and China for the German government. Larres has published widely on the Cold War, post-Cold War geopolitics, U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European integration, and the complex interactions that shape the triangle US-EU/Germany-China.
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