Germany’s "Enable & Enhance" Initiative

Federal Academy for Security Policy, Working Paper

16/02/2016 | by Jana Puglierin

Copyright: Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, Security Policy Working Paper No. 1 (2016), 4 pp.

Category: International Policy/Relations, Germany

The German government’s “Enable & Enhance Initiative” has been the subject of German security policy debates – and of public speculation – for some time. The most prevalent suspicion is that the initiative is an attempt to justify German armaments exports to crisis areas, as it enables the conflict parties to resolve their dispute under their own steam. This reductive view is incorrect. The Enable & Enhance Initiative is instead a complex instrument of preventive security policy.

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