A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Germany holds the key to European unity. All the more reason for EU member states to close ranks around Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As President Trump continues to disregard European concerns, Germany feels the need to cultivate better relations with China, with an understanding of the pitfalls and limitations of working with Beijing.
Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.
Expectations have been building for the new government in Berlin to take the lead in defining the EU’s role in a shifting global order and to relaunch the integration process.
Berlin isn’t in delivery mode. German hesitancy is becoming one of Europe’s biggest liabilities and could derail Macron’s bold plans for a stronger Europe.
The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
Failing to reach a compromise on EU defense policies not only affects relations between France and Germany, it jeopardizes European security.
Germany’s armed forces are in such bad shape that they cannot even meet their NATO commitments.
European countries want a stronger foreign and defense policy, but they still don’t share a common threat perception.