German Federal Elections 2021

Under the headline "FOR A NEW GERMAN FOREIGN POLICY", DGAP is developing a series of innovative and actionable recommendations for the next German government. With in-depth policy analyses and event formats, we promote debate and develop ideas that will shape German and European foreign policy in the years to come. We invite all policymakers working on geoeconomics, technology, climate, migration, international order and security to engage with our content and enter into conversation with us. You can find more information in this dossier.

Recent publications

Building European Resilience and Capacity to Act: Lessons for 2030

Containing twelve scenarios for the world in 2030, this report offers insights into how the EU can maintain and build up its capacity to act in the face of the major disruptive changes that are likely to come over this decade. It is being released in the run-up to German elections in September 2021 that will serve as a kind of referendum on ten years of government-heavy crisis management.

“Germany, We Need to Talk”

Debate about what can and should be done in German foreign and security policy will only find real resonance if it can make Germans understand that this is about their immediate and very personal future.

IP Quarterly
Toward a New German Foreign Policy
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Germany Is Unprepared for Strategic Simultaneity

A double crisis involving China and Russia as early as next year is a plausible scenario. However, the German politicians jostling to succeed Angela Merkel have presented no answers. Worse, they are not even acknowledging the need for a long-term strategy.

The Greening of German Foreign Policy

Led by Annalena Baerbock, the Greens have managed to position themselves as current leaders of the pack when it comes to replacing Angela Merkel in the chancellery. Their new focus on foreign policy, and a commitment to strengthening transatlantic ties, is welcome.

IP Quarterly
Berlin Cable
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