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The Future of International Exchanges in a Post-Pandemic World

Together with the American Council on Education (ACE) we asked experts to assess the future of academic exchanges. Focusing on the relationship between the United States and the European Union, this study takes a closer look at the current state of international exchanges and makes some predictions about their future after the pandemic, including the impact of recent political developments on the bilateral U.S. – EU relationship.

The New Economy and US Global Competitiveness

Kent Hughes is an authority on U.S. industrial policy and competitiveness and is currently an advisor to the President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center. He authored for KAS a report where he explores the future of the post-pandemic economy. Economic recovery and growth in the new economy, he argues, will require the new Biden administration to develop updated competitiveness strategies and policies to respond to a series of complex challenges.

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Corona-Update, USA (February)

Studies, Analysis and Commentary

Experten setzen sich intensiv mit den unterschiedlichen Aspekten und Herausforderungen dieser in ihrem Umfang und ihrer Schnelligkeit beispiellosen Krise auseinander. Für einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Diskussion stellt das KAS-Auslandsbüro USA mit Sitz in Washington D.C. regelmäßig eine Auswahl an Studien, Analysen und Kommentaren jeweils mit Links zu den Beiträgen zusammen.

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What's next for the United States?

Part 2: Climate Change and Energy Supply

How is the Biden administration changing the direction of the U.S.? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report deals with climate and energy challenges. The White House website promises “swift action to tackle the climate emergency” and a “clean energy revolution”.

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What's next for the United States?

Part 3: Trade Policy

How is the Biden administration changing the direction of the U.S.? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report deals with U.S. trade policy. President Biden and his key trade players have emphasized that trade policy will be a central pillar promoting his “Build Back Better” plan. He wants a “worker-centered trade policy.”

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What's next for the United States?

Part 5: Innovation and Digitalization Policy

How is the Biden Administration changing the direction of the United States? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report highlights the 46th President’s specific positions, policy proposals, executive orders and key appointments in the executive branch with respect to innovation, science and digital policy.

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What's next for the United States?

Part 4: Restoring Democracy in the United States and Abroad

How is the Biden administration changing the direction of the U.S.? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report looks into the Biden administrations' efforts to strengthen and promote the tenants of democracy including human rights at home and abroad.

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What's next for the United States?

Part 1: Foreign and Security Policy

How is the Biden Administration changing the direction of the U.S.? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report analyzes foreign and security policy. President Joe Biden has announced to recommit the United States to multilateralism, cooperation with the European allies, and global alliances.

An Agenda for U.S. Election Cybersecurity

William T. Adler and Mallory Knodel are with the Center for Democracy & Technology, a non-partisan, non-profit U.S.-based civil society organization that works globally to defend human rights and civil liberties online. In this report for KAS, they explore the challenges of maintaining security in U.S. elections and how election officials and policymakers might best address them. While focused on American elections, they hope that some of the findings can also provide guidance for other countries.

"Europe’s China Chimera"

Peter Rough is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he writes and comments on U.S. foreign policy. We asked him to analyze how the U.S. and Europe deal with China and he argues for joint action: “Together, the United States and Europe have unparalleled advantages against any competitor.”