With chances for European-Russian cooperation slim, containment must remain the focus of the EU’s policy vis-à-vis Moscow.
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has done more than most to put Germany’s armed forces, and the country at large, on a geopolitical course.
There is a growing consensus that the EU has to become a geopolitical actor. To achieve this goal, numerous constraints will need to be overcome. Priorities include defining its position vis-à-vis the incoming Biden administration—and China.
Russland, Türkei, Nah- und Mittelost, Iran, Afrika, Asien-Pazifik: Wie die EU sich jetzt geopolitisch positionieren muss.