Policy Briefs

C. Bastasin: A critical assessment of German Rearmament

If it was not for the events in Ukraine, at any other time Germany’s rearmament, announced by surprise on February 27 by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, would have aroused urgent requests for clarification, details and conditions from Germany’s European partners. This time, however, the announcement was greeted uncritically by all and even drew emotion in the community of German foreign policy experts and historians.

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