In this recent piece from Gunther Hellmann–Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and former AICGS Fellow–entitled “Mali, the Bundeswehr and Germany Passing Passion for “Talk,” which originally appeared with the Transatlantic Academy, explores the changing dynamic of military capacity and aims within Germany and its society. Germany’s allies, and in particular the United States, have come to expect much less from Germany in terms of military support. However, as Mr. Hellmann explains, they are misinterpreting the changes happening in Germany. While they cannot expect full German participation any time soon, a “normalization” will take place at some point in the future.

Mali, the Bundeswehr and Germany Passing Passion for “Talk”, Gunther Hellmann, originally published by the Transatlantic Academy