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Defense Cooperation Foreign Policy NATO

In Germany’s new governing coalition, there is a balance of power in the background, and that matters. Scholz must deal with this reality and a European Parliament that is more and more angry with Russia, its hostility to the E.U. and its interference in domestic affairs.”

Foreign Policy NATO

NATO is at a turning point in its history. The crisis with Ukraine illustrates the importance of its role, but also the very difficult equation it faces,. ”

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Authoritarian Interference Foreign Policy

A new mechanism needs to avoid a grand bargain approach or expectations that all outstanding issues between the two allies can be resolved in the short run. The new mechanism should instead focus on cooperation where possible, fixing what is fixable and managing outstanding differences before they turn into major crises.”

Authoritarian Interference Foreign Policy

While the Greens and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock favor a values-based approach stressing human rights and speaking out against the suppression of democratic forces, the Social Democrats and Scholz pursue a more pragmatic line. The question of who eventually will have the final say on foreign policy issues like China and Russia could become the first major litmus test for the unity of the new government. ”

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