Germany Cannot Seriously Want to be a “Counterbalance” to America
German foreign minister Heiko Maas’ assumption that U.S. foreign policy had already fundamentally changed before Trump is highly disputed. Maas seeks long-term changes in Germany’s strategic orientation. Yet, his proposals are unrealistic.
In light of Donald Trump’s attacks against the liberal world order, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is re-evaluating the partnership with the United States and has developed an “America strategy.” This is an appropriate and correct decision, but what will be the result?