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The big question is: Is the ACI applicable or not to the case of ASML – and the Netherlands? The motion filed by Volt in October was defeated. The Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher also believes the instrument is invalid in the case of ASML. In her view, it does not involve economic coercion against...

The tit-for-tat cyberespionage between the US and China illustrates the danger of proliferating covert cyber operations. In a 2015 article for Clingendael Institute, Sico van der Meer and Frans Paul van der Putten argued that the US retaliation approach against major cyberattacks would be detrimental to international stability.

Recent events like the war in Ukraine and the domino effect it brought to global trade and supply chains prove that strategies like Germany's are becoming all the more relevant regarding connectivity via rail or even sea. A Germany distanced from China could blow another strike to the fragile Eurasian transport. Yet, according to experts and the...