Spiegel takes a hard look at Germany’s defense capability and compares it to Germany’s global aspirations. It’s an important article and strongly recommended. Check it out!
This is a difficult dilemma for Germany. It favors a united approach from Europe but the reality is increasingly fractious because of fiscal policy and the Euro. Indeed Germany needs to be careful not to alienate her neighbors further – she must be conscious of right-wing nationalism in Japan making China increasingly angry.
Let me ask an open question:
Surely, it’s about time that Germany contributes a fair share to NATO in accordance with her relative economic wealth?