Foreign Policy and the Next German Government

Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies

20/07/2017 | by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld

DGAPkompakt 7, Summer 2017, 42 pp.

Category: International Policy/Relations, Germany

A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).

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Germany’s Bundestag, February 2017.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Christian Mölling and Daniela Schwarzer

Stagnant Global Trade, Rising Protectionism, and Anti-Globalization
Are Threatening Germany’s Stance as an Economic Power

Claudia Schmucker

Germany’s Leadership Tasks in Europe
Claire Demesmay and Jana Puglierin

Germany Has Just Enough Room to Maneuver in the
Western Balkans — It Should Use it Now

Sarah Wohlfeld

A Transitional Phase for German and European Policy
toward Russia and Eastern Europe

Stefan Meister

Ukraine: A Long-Term Responsibility
Wilfried Jilge

Burden Sharing in NATO:
The Continued Need for German Leadership

Svenja Sinjen

German Security and Defense Policy:
A Comprehensive Security Policy to Preserve the European Order

Christian Mölling

Not Quiet on the Eastern Front:
The EU Could Help Defuse Escalation between the US and China

Josef Braml and Henning Riecke

Pseudo Stability in the Middle East and North Africa:
Few Options for Germany
Dina Fakoussa

German and European Policy toward Turkey
Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

Germany’s Relations with Iran beyond the Nuclear Deal:
Readjusting Foreign and Development Policy

Ali Fathollah-Nejad

A German Strategy toward Saudi Arabia Should Rest on Joint
Pillars: Promoting Regional Stability and Fighting Terrorism

Sebastian Sons

 
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