Ending Germany’s Indecision-Making
On May 13, Germany announced that it would send $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine. German commentators generally welcomed the news, congratulating the chancellor for facing down his domestic critics and taking a leadership role in Europe. But for the rest of Europe — accustomed to Germany arriving late and then stealing the show — relief was tempered by familiar frustration.
Upping the Stakes: US Sanctions Force Hungary to Shift Policy on Russia’s International Investment Bank
No Time to Lose: How Germany’s Zeitenwende in Defense Can Succeed
Germany has promised to fundamentally change its approach to defense and security. Yet, the policy so far lacks drive, focus, and strategy. Here are some proposals to turn the Zeitenwende into a success.
Dossier: Russia’s War Against Ukraine
Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022, violated international law, shocked the global community, and brought war to Europe – along with fears of a nuclear escalation. In a policy statement three days after that war began, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz referred to the Russian invasion as a turning point in the history of the European continent – and announced a so-called Zeitenwende, a significant turnaround in Germany’s security and defense policy.
This dossier provides an overview of DGAP’s diverse expertise and activities on all aspects of the ongoing conflict.