Germany and Europe must defend themselves against US sanctions. They can strengthen their armoury in two ways.
Great power rivalry has not abated even amid the coronavirus. To survive the economic conflict between China and the US, Europe must make its preparations now.
Trump’s bid for CureVac should spur Europeans to strengthen their investment screening rules – and signal to China and the US that unwanted takeovers will cost them
European countries and businesses are unlikely to escape the impact of US extraterritorial measures on China, Russia, and Turkey.
Washington and Beijing seem to interpret European inaction as weakness and an invitation for greater coercion in pursuit of their economic and geopolitical interests