Russia’s global importance is growing – along with its support for authoritarian stability, internal repression, and interference in other countries’ internal affairs. Under its current leadership, Russia is not a responsible partner in international crises; instead, it exploits them to improve its own negotiating positions. Over the past ten years, Russia and Germany have turned away from each other. Although the limits of their cooperation will be felt in Germany’s next electoral term, Germany needs a pragmatic policy toward Russia.
Germany Should Strengthen Its Negotiating Position