For over fifty years, Germany hoped that a conciliatory approach predicated on close economic ties, and diplomatic and cultural rapproachement in its Russia policy – commonly known as Ostpolitik – would warm Russia to the West. Two Russian invasions of Ukraine and many sanctions later, it has become abundantly clear that Berlin’s orthodox policy towards Moscow has Read More…
Tag: Germany & NATO
The Xinjiang Police Files and their implications for NATO’s China policy
The most drastic leak to date of files out of Xinjiang is causing leaders in NATO to review their stance on China. What are the implications of this link on NATO and members’ strategic independence?
Germany’s Tornado Gap: Nuclear-Sharing and the F-35
Germany’s underfunding in the development of a new fighter-bomber leaves a capability gap in NATO’s nuclear sharing agreement when the Tornado retires in 2030. Germany must now turn to the F-35 to fill the gap.
NATO, AUKUS & the Indo-Pacific: Further Proof of Intra-Alliance Friction
In this article, Research Analyst Andrew Erskine assesses the implications of the AUKUS security pact on NATO’s unity and cohesion towards a collective Indo-Pacific strategy and the need for the Alliance to develop an Indo-Pacific Council to avoid further debacles of intra-alliance friction.
NATO Consensus-building on Climate Change, Energy Security, and China
In this article, Joseph Bouchard analyzes the impact of the NATO 2030 Summit on the alliance’s efforts to plan for security issues related to climate change and the challenge of consensus-building among members as to how this fits within NATO’s remit.
Eureka in Europe? The response by G7 and NATO countries to threats new and old
Following the productive 2021 G7 and NATO Summits, Eric Jackson explores two overlapping security issues addressed by the nations and identifies areas for future improvement.
The Business Behind Security: Germany’s NATO Contribution
The security and policy of a country has often been dependent upon the global community and has required the responsibility of not only themselves but also their allies. However, with shifting transatlantic relations and uncertainty brooding between countries and international organizations like that between the United States and several NATO allies, the cornerstones of what Read More…
Talk to a Diplomat: Episode XXI
Germany’s role with NATO and the European Union is closely examined.