Russian energy is still one of the Kremlin’s geostrategic weapons in Europe, but it need not be.
To prepare for future nuclear crises that will affect Europe, the next German government must double down on its role of building bridges in the nuclear realm.
Germany’s main political parties have no new ideas about the country’s role in Europe and don’t even debate reforms at home.
Be it the German election, Brexit, Italy’s financial woes, Poland’s political troubles, or digitization, the fall will bring no respite for European leaders.
Germany has become a key target of Russia’s attempts to influence decisionmakers and agitate populations in the West. Berlin should take steps to deal with these threats.
Berlin’s framework nations concept is the centerpiece of a new interlinked European system of defense that binds Germany to its core.
Could the creation of a common defense project help Europe move toward deeper economic integration?
Berlin’s twin surplus threatens its global credibility. Germany should undertake a major tax reform that satisfies both the country’s critics and its defenders.
Germany and the UK are likely to remain dependent on U.S. defense, because the alternatives are currently too daunting for Berlin and London.
The 2017 G20 Hamburg summit could be the setting for a major duel between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump.