The old habits of Cold War arms control no longer suit today’s security environment. It is time for Berlin to devise a new strategy.
Angela Merkel and other party leaders are dodging strategic issues that can no longer be brushed aside.
Together with France, Germany’s next finance minister must push to further integrate the eurozone.
U.S. President Donald Trump is unpopular in Germany, but Berlin will likely continue to cooperate with Washington where interests align and criticize U.S. policies it disagrees with.
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.