Sylke Tempel

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Taking Stock for Germany
On foreign policy fiascos, blind spots, and future action outlines
by Sylke Tempel
Taking Stock for Germany
2014 was a mind-boggling year, marking the start of profound changes in world affairs, but also in the way Berlin thinks about foreign policy. Part of this is the “Review 2014” process Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier launched earlier this year, inviting over 60 political observers, commentators, and think tankers from across the world to put their thoughts down on paper. IP JOURNAL offers a critical overview.
Category: German Foreign Policy, Worldwide
Same As It Ever Was
Germany’s ultimate weapon is no weapon at all
by Sylke Tempel
Same As It Ever Was
The world was preparing for a new era of complexity after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Experts and politicians met at the Wehrkundetagung (now known as the Munich Security Conference)—which sounds quite Wilhelmine for a host country that is overly intellectual but rather reluctant when it comes to military affairs.
Category: European Union, Military Capacity, Security, Germany, Europe, Western Europe