Dr. Henning Hoff is executive editor of International Politics Quarterly (IPQ) and editor-at-large of International Politics (IP). He studied international history in Cologne and London and worked as a foreign correspondent in the British capital for nearly a decade after receiving his doctorate. In 2011, he joined IP and its publisher, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Since 2014, he has also been responsible for the IP‘s international edition.

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The Scholz Way

The German chancellor took his time before committing to sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. In doing so, he has maxed out the benefits for the war-torn country. But there are complicating side effects.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Germany’s National Security Strategy Is in Limbo

The chancellery and the finance ministry have put the brakes on the process that was supposed to lead to the publication of Germany’s first-ever National Security Strategy in early February. Olaf Scholz seems to have written one alone already.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Germany’s Misguided Self-Satisfaction

Germany feels it has turned a corner recently in terms of foreign policy. But its self-congratulation may be premature.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Scholz Goes It Alone on China

Having pushed through a deal in which a Chinese state-owned company takes a minority share in one of Hamburg’s port terminals, the German chancellor is getting ready for his solo trip to see President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It is a missed opportunity.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Annalena Baerbock’s Fighting Spirit

As foreign minister, the leading Green has given German foreign policy a fresh voice. She has been pushing Chancellor Olaf Scholz to do more to support Ukraine with weapons and even seems not to have given up on the country’s top job.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Berlin’s Summer of Discontent

As Germany braces itself for the tough months ahead, its squabbling politicians need to get a grip and focus on what really matters most: ensuring that Ukraine wins.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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