Amrita Narlikar

Rebooting Germany’s Foreign Policy towards China

Policy paper | 2022

  • Abstract

    It has taken a full-blown war between Russia and Ukraine to create the long-awaited Zeitenwende in Germany’s foreign policy. Olaf Scholz is to be credited for his decisive leadership; without it, and without the backing of the Greens, perhaps even war on Europe’s borders might not have sufficed as a wake-up call. But even as Germany tries to reduce its energy dependence on Russia and beefs up its defence capabilities, the urgent question arises: Will this European giant finally also take a cold, hard look at the threat posed by China?


    Observer Research Foundation (ORF)


    Raisina Debates

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    Wolfgang Ischinger

    Prof. Dr. Joseph Samuel Nye, Jr.


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