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A tectonic shift in German foreign policy has come when the world needs it most – by Rob Fenstermacher and Steven E Sokol in The Hill

When Olaf Scholz and his "Ampelkoalition" entered government, many observers expected some policy shifts after 16 years of Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats but most believed that the new government would not introduce ground-breaking changes. The assumption was that it would focus on the ongoing COVID pandemic and Germany’s economic recovery as well as...

From Helmets to Hardware: Germany’s Major Policy Pivot by Dr. Steven E. Sokol

In the weeks leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany’s reliability as a partner was called into question – and the pledge of 5000 helmets to support Ukraine was met with ridicule. But, after Russia’s invasion last week, there has been a tectonic shift in Germany’s foreign and defense policy in the space of...
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