German Council on Foreign Relations

Military Mobility

Getting Germany’s ­Transportation Infrastructure Up to Speed

Germany is NATO’s linchpin for moving military assets to its eastern flank. Yet the decay of the country’s infrastructure, its prohibitive bureaucracy, capacity constraints, and vulnerability to physical and cyber threats cripple military mobility. This undermines Germany’s ability to fulfill its obligations under NATO’s New Force Model at a time when Russia represents an increasingly acute threat and Berlin is about to deploy a full brigade to Lithuania.

Jannik Hartmann
Policy Brief

From Beijing to Kyiv

With his second visit to Beijing to see Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set himself up for a failure. In contrast, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, when visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky three days later, had a firmer grasp of realities.

Dr. Henning Hoff
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