Security and Defense
The Foreign and Security Program (FSP) at GMF comprises a stream of activities furthering objective analysis and debate on geopolitical questions of transatlantic concern. The program spans regional and functional issues, from NATO affairs to energy security, including challenges and opportunities in Europe's East, the strategic environment in the Mediterranean, and the role of Turkey as a transatlantic partner. FSP also houses GMF's substantial program of work on Asia, emerging powers, and the "wider atlantic." A hallmark of this work is placing global issues in a transatlantic perspective, with an emphasis on trilateral projects.
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Editor’s Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) in cooperation with Microsoft Germany hosted a discussion with General (ret.) David H. Petraeus on Friday, March 3. General Petraeus provided his perspective on priorities of U.S. security policy at the event and we talked to him about the importance of the Marshall Plan.
The question is not so much whether the crisis of the liberal order is exaggerated as whether policymakers realize that there is a crisis and what they do about it. In every crisis lies an opportunity. The transatlantic partners and the West in general face many crises, internally as well as externally.
Germany’s foreign policy over the last decades has been a paradox. An economic powerhouse with the potential for a key leadership role in Europe, Germany has often been accused of being too cautious or uncooperative in addressing European and transatlantic challenges.