Germany, despite the reluctance of its public opinion, is committed to supporting security in the Sahel, notably through its participation in the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM) and recently in Niger, and in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in...
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The French Strategy of the Saarland. A German Federal State on the Way to a Living European Multilingualism Notes du Cerfa, No. 168, March 2022
With the France Strategy, Saarland set out in 2014 to become an efficient multilingual German-French region within a generation.
The Shock of Reality: The Traffic Light Coalition in the Russian-Ukrainian Crisis Notes du Cerfa, No. 167, February 2022
The Russian-Ukrainian crisis puts to the test the cohesion of the new traffic light coalition, the authority of Chancellor Scholz and the ambition to adapt the post-Merkel German foreign policy.
The Dilemma of Middle Powers: How AUKUS Has Reshaped the Potential for E3 Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Notes du Cerfa, No. 166, Ifri, October 2021
The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly becoming the center of gravity of economy and geopolitics. It covers 60% of the world’s population, triggers 30% of international trade and drains 60% of global gross domestic product (GDP).
Towards Geopolitical German Development Cooperation? Recent History, Current Trends, and Future Prospects Notes du Cerfa, No. 165, Ifri, July 2021
German development cooperation (GDC) in a post-Merkel era can be expected to become more geopolitical. Recently adopted German policy documents like the Indo-Pacific guidelines as well as the support to the geopolitical ambition of the European Commission suggest such a tendency for future...
The SPD Between Programmatic Reorientations and Political Continuity? Notes du Cerfa, No. 164, Ifri, July 2021
Just like most of the European Social-Democratic parties, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has been going through a major crisis for several decades. Its centrism that got Gerhard Schröder elected in 1998 and 2002 is seen as a betrayal by the party's traditional...
As an essential platform for multilateralism, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has always been important to German diplomacy, although in varying degrees. Historically, Germany’s support for the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe...
The Free Democratic Party (FDP): Liberal Corrective Again After the 2021 Bundestag Election? Notes du Cerfa, No. 162, Ifri, June 2021
After the regional elections in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg in March 2021, the FDP is attracting more attention again, mainly because of its traditional role as a coalition party.
What Is Left and to Whom? Germany’s Left-wing Party Die Linke and the Search for Its Identity Notes du Cerfa, No.161, Ifri, May 2021
In late February 2021, Germany’s left-wing party Die Linke gave themselves a new party executive. The new team is supposed to lead the party into the federal elections in September and, if possible, into a national center-left government.
Circumstantial Pacifism: Political Parties and the Participation of the Bundeswehr in Foreign Operations Notes du Cerfa, No. 160, Ifri, April 2021
In Germany's parliamentary democracy, political parties play an important role in mandating Bundeswehr missions abroad and in overseeing their deployment. The political debate on these deployments is polarized between opponents, who are called “pacifists”, and supporters, who are called ...