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.
France and Germany have completely different views about how to get European defense off the ground.
The West is ill-equipped to deal with the post-1945 order.
Germany’s new/old coalition is unstable, yet it has no option but to stick together.
Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security.
Germany’s grand coalition must now seize the chance to reshape Europe with France.
It will be bad news for Europe if an interim coalition deal between Germany’s two main political parties falls apart.