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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why tactical bargaining won the EU-China Investment Deal

In the CAI, traditional political proclivities, institutional dynamics, and tactics superseded Europe’s strategic interest in transatlantic coordination and its consideration of communist China as a ‘systemic rival.’ The EU-China investment agreement was thus neither a strategic embrace of Beijing, nor a European rejection of Washington.

Blog Post by Elmar Hellendoorn

China Economy & Business

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

How the US and Europe should rethink their economic relationship in the Biden years

If the Biden administration chooses a conventional approach to trade policy, it will not only deprive itself of a powerful instrument to shape international relations but also put US interests and the Western liberal order at a disadvantage.

New Atlanticist by Elmar Hellendoorn

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Made in China: A problem for Europe

The story of Italy’s economic decline may also foretell the story of Europe’s decline. As China increasingly exports high value goods, Northern Europe’s industries are starting to feel the heat. It seems time for the EU to weigh its trade relationship with China against its impact on Europe’s economy, social cohesion, political unity, and strategic autonomy.

New Atlanticist by Elmar Hellendoorn

China European Union

Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn is a nonresident senior fellow in the GeoEconomics Center and the Europe Center. He provides strategic advice and insight on the nexus of geopolitics, global markets, and technology. For over a decade, he was an – inside and outside – advisor across the Netherlands’ Government, where he pioneered economic security as a policy theme.

In parallel to his advisory role, Dr. Hellendoorn worked a researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, the NATO Defence College, the European University Institute, the Clingendael Institute, and at Utrecht University. He holds a PhD in history; his doctoral research focused on how the interaction of nuclear technology, strategy, and Euro-American diplomacy led to the Atlantic nuclear order in the Cold War. He holds two MA degrees in the history of international relations and European integration from the College of Europe in Bruges and Utrecht University (cum laude).

He has widely published in international outlets, including the Washington Post, the Denver Post, The Diplomat, The National Interest, and Limes, and in most Dutch newspapers. He has also appeared as a commentator on television and radio. Dr. Hellendoorn speaks six languages (NL, EN, FR, ES, IT, GE) and has lived across Europe and in the USA.