German Council on Foreign Relations

What We Need is a European Armament Commissioner

The current procurement model isn’t only expensive, fragmented and bureaucratic but, above all, it won’t be enough to counter the real threat posed by Putin.

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Prof. Dr. Guntram Wolff
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Into the Unknown

2024 will likely test Germany when it comes to its two most important defense and security tasks: helping Ukraine and improving the Bundeswehr.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Russia’s Geostrategic Shifts

By launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has brought back geopolitics to Europe for good. It’s striking, however, that a country with such limited resources has been able to set the framework within which the Europeans are forced to act.

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Dr. Stefan Meister
IPQ
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The EU’s New Anti-Coercion Instrument Will Be a Success if It Isn’t Used

For the first time, the EU has made a nexus between trade policy, which is the European Commission’s domain, and security policy, which still largely rests with the member states. Its Anti-Coercion Instrument is a deterrence tool.

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Dr. Kim B. Olsen
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
IPQ
Quarterly Concerns
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The Future of the Zeitenwende: A Team Power Strategy for Germany

Berlin needs international partners for a successful foreign and security policy. Unfortunately, Germany hasn’t really understood yet what it takes to be a “team power”: five rules to see it win the day.

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Dr. Roderick Parkes
IPQ
The Future of the Zeitenwende
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The podcast that takes an expert look at international politics from Berlin. Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Tallis, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Action Group Zeitenwende at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and Aaron Gasch Burnett, a journalist specialising in German politics, we look at how Germany sees the world and the world sees Germany. Join us every Tuesday on all major platforms — Spotify, Apple Podcast, Podigee

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