• Strategic Europe

    Steinmeier’s Tragic Dance Around the Issues

    A recent article by Germany’s foreign minister sidesteps the key foreign policy questions to which Berlin’s allies are looking for answers.

    • Strategic Europe

    NATO Comes to Poland

    Besides its immense symbolic importance for Poland, the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw is also about Germany’s increasing role in the alliance.

    • Op-Ed

    The Servant Leader

    A European Union without Britain demands a new kind of balancing act from Germany.

    • Op-Ed

    Why Brexit Will Be Angela Merkel’s Greatest Test

    The German chancellor is the only leader who still has the authority to shape the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and rescue the European project from the Euroskeptics.

    • Strategic Europe

    Polish-German Relations After Brexit

    Britain’s decision to leave the EU is a chance for Poland and Germany to work more closely together for Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

    • Strategic Europe

    Germans Need to Get Real on Brexit

    German politicians including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are using thinly veiled threats to try to keep Britain in the EU. That approach is unlikely to work.

    • Strategic Europe

    Germany Undercuts Georgia’s European Optimism

    • Jaba Devdariani
    • June 10, 2016

    Efforts by Berlin to deny Georgians visa-free access to EU countries damage Germany’s credibility as the union’s leader in its Eastern neighborhood.

    • Op-Ed

    Germany and the Armenian Genocide

    Even if there is a certain historical resonance to Germany’s resolution on the Armenian genocide, the real battle over Turkey’s responsibility is still being fought in Ankara and Diyarbakir.

    • Strategic Europe

    A Greater Military Role for Germany?

    A stronger German military contribution to European defense will remain constrained by domestic politics and should not unduly raise the hopes or fears of allies.

    • Strategic Europe

    The German Dread of Brexit

    A British exit from the EU would confirm Germany’s dominance in the bloc. But it is that dominant position that Berlin does not want and cannot exercise.

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    Cornelius Adebahr
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on European foreign policy.
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    Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe
    Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
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    Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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