German Diplomacy: Reckless or Clever?

Russia is testing Germany’s new “muscular” foreign policy.  What will the implications be?

But while the “new” Germany has clearly emerged as the economic engine of the European Union, it has yet to proclaim a coherent post–Cold War foreign-policy doctrine. Instead, Berlin has maintained a somewhat manic-depressive posture, making in some instances critical decisions have had dramatic impact on international developments while in other instances adopting a more passive stand by responding to outside pressures.

via German Diplomacy: Reckless or Clever?.


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