"Things Can Only Get Better" A Look Ahead at German-American Relations after Trump

United States President-Elect Joe Biden has long had strong ties to Germany and those are likely to continue once he is in the White House. But German and American interests diverge strongly on a number of foreign policy issues ranging from China to Russia.
Angela Merkel and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in 2009 in Washington: Showering the chancellor with charm.

Angela Merkel and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in 2009 in Washington: Showering the chancellor with charm.


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People celebrating on the evening of the U.S. election in Berlin: There are hopes for a fresh start in trans-Atlantic relations.

People celebrating on the evening of the U.S. election in Berlin: There are hopes for a fresh start in trans-Atlantic relations.

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Trump graffiti in Berlin: Politicians in Germany feel affirmed in their approach of making no concessions to Trump, instead just sitting out his term in office with "strategic patience."

Trump graffiti in Berlin: Politicians in Germany feel affirmed in their approach of making no concessions to Trump, instead just sitting out his term in office with "strategic patience."

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