Germany’s relationship with the United States needs a reset. US President-elect Joe Biden’s initiatives on climate protection and democracy promotion are good starting points. Berlin, meanwhile, should think about reforming its defense ministry and cancel Nord Stream 2.
On September 26, 2021, Germany will elect a new parliament. Angela Merkel, chancellor for the past 16 years, will leave office once a new government is formed. The post-Merkel era will require a resetting of Germany's European and foreign policy, which will need to adapt to new realities. On this page, INTERNATIONALE POLITIK QUARTERLY hosts an international debate on Germany's future course in foreign affairs.