More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
Drones and sanctions as opposed to expensive military interventions: Obama's foreign policy strategy is shifting. Experts say he wants a light military footprint - however the Ukraine crisis may challenge that premise.
The new German government wants a more engaged and higher-profile foreign policy. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, addressing parliament, told lawmakers that more German involvement was needed.
Despite all the rhetoric, don't expect any real changes in Berlin's foreign and security policy, says John Hulsman. Germany is not willing to make the necessary investment and its EU partners are not ready to share.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed to the UK to remain in the European Union, regardless of progress on the EU treaty change sought by Britain's Conservative-led government.
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