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Time for Straight Talking on German Security

Germany needs to shape its own security context and that starts with its politicians speaking honestly with the public about risks and threats, and taking clear foreign policy stances. 

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IP Quarterly
Toward a New German Foreign Policy
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New Defense Realities

At the close of the Merkel era Germany’s armed forces face a wide array of challenges most political parties have not even started to acknowledge, never mind address.

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Toward a New German Foreign Policy
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The Stakes are High

Angela Merkel’s slow and deliberate approach to issues important to Washington has impeded a transatlantic kick-start. The Biden administration hopes her successor will give the relationship new momentum.

In Search of the Next Partner

French President Emmanuel Macron has banked on Franco-German cooperation, an approach that finally proved successful in 2020. With Angela Merkel leaving the scene, he needs to build bridges to her potential successors, and quickly.

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IP Quarterly
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Learning the Tough Lessons of Vaccine Geopolitics

Within a few weeks the EU will have vaccinated the same share of its population as the United States and the United Kingdom. But Brussels will not forget the vaccine-hoarding behavior of the EU’s Western allies.

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IP Quarterly
Quarterly Concerns
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Merkel’s Final Act

During her last few weeks in office, the German chancellor seems to be trying one last big thing: rejigging the West.

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IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
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Defying History

French voters often punish their presidents by refusing them reelection. However, Emmanuel Macron’s brand of relatively unideological third way politics seems to resonate with the electorate. His chances of securing a second term look good.

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IP Quarterly
Pariscope
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Super Mario

With the former ECB President Mario Draghi at the helm, Italy is finally making a comeback as a major European player.

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