In the Washington budget impasse Republicans have offered a temporary truce - a short term deal to avert a default on US government bonds. The White House has called the proposal an encouraging sign.
President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran is giving China even more of an opportunity to fill the vacuum of power, says Frank Sieren.
Donald Trump's Iran nuclear deal withdrawal is his most pernicious foreign policy decision yet and a huge blow for trans-Atlantic ties. It also raises the stakes for another looming nuclear showdown, says Michael Knigge.
While the Europeans came to Washington to deal with a trade dispute, the Americans went to Beijing and showed lots of caution. That says a lot about the new balance of power, says DW's Frank Sieren.
If US President Donald Trump elects to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran, Germany's business sector is likely to suffer. But even without the threats from Washington, Berlin's trade with Tehran lacks momentum.
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