New Strategy Center publishes a brief analysis emphasizing the foreign policy and defence priorities of the new ruling coalition in Germany, as well as the first difficulties it confronts.
Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was elected chancellor in December last year, ending Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16 year rule. The international context presents numerous challenges for the new German coalition, comprised of Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats: the future of the European project, problems caused by the border crisis with Ukraine and Russia, bilateral talks with Russia and tensions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the transatlantic relationship, and strategic competition with China. All this is a true test for the new government and how it will position itself internationally in the post-Merkel era.
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