The revolution in defence funding and energy policy that Germany recently announced should be accompanied by an intellectual awakening
German foreign policy leadership
The only way for Germany to escape its historical inhibitions and be true to its post-war development is to change
The measure of Germany’s credibility is not only in polite compliance with the geopolitical course set by the US. It also lies in actively shaping this course and leading the EU in a responsible manner.
ECFR’s Janka Oertel and Andrew Small discuss how the new government in Berlin will adjust Germany’s approach to China
Germany’s new government could defuse the conflict between Poland and Belarus by demonstrating greater toughness on Lukashenka and showing willingness to accept a limited number of migrants. And the EU should be ready to use its most effective weapon: trade.
The parties in Germany’s next coalition government could find it hard to bridge their differences on foreign and defence policy
Germany will find it increasingly hard to maintain its current level of prosperity – and security – without charting a new course on China. Fortunately, German voters seem ready for change.
Recent environmental disasters could sway the result of this month’s election – but no party has yet seized the moment
After Afghanistan, countries such as Germany should reconsider their presence in Mali, unless the ruling class commits to good governance and democratic principles
Berlin will only harm itself and others if it continues to snub Washington’s entreaties to rebuild the transatlantic alliance