There is ample evidence that there has been a major shift toward a greater international role for Germany and that the public is gradually accepting such a bigger role. Germany has emerged as the pivotal economic and political power in today’s crisis-ridden Europe, so far unable, however, to lead militarily. It has assumed the role …Read More
Germany has emerged as the EU’s central economic and political power in today’s crisis-ridden Europe. The U.K., after the Brexit vote, has probably dropped out of global crisis management for quite a while and the United States, under President Barack Obama, already significantly retrenched from global commitments. Thus the election of Donald Trump marks a …Read More
With U.S. President Donald Trump poised to pull the United States back from global leadership and with the United Kingdom mired in a messy withdrawal from the European Union, Germany has emerged as the central economic and political power in Europe. Since German President Joachim Gauck’s much-lauded speech at the Munich Security Conference in 2014—“Let …Read More
The future European security architecture will be decided on two questions: Will the EU and the UK choose the path of a hard line to demonstrate EU unity on the one hand and British strength on the other, or will they follow a pragmatic approach to protect and perpetuate important security relations? What impact will …Read More
Shortly before the Bundestag election in Germany on September 22, there seems to be only two possible scenarios for the next term. According to polls, either a rather unstable center-right government without a majority in the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house, will prevail, or Germany is heading for another Grand Coalition within a decade, which will …Read More
Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich, Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, examines the challenges and agenda for transatlantic relations in this teaser to his recent book entitled The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers.