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Germany and the world of yesterday

Mangasarian, Leon (2021) Germany and the world of yesterday. LSE IDEAS Strategic Updates. LSE Ideas, London, UK.

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In the past six decades, the four pillars of Germany’s post-World War II security model were built and expanded: NATO, the European Union, trans-Atlanticism and free trade. This gave Germans their longest period of peace, making them fantastically rich as the world’s fourth biggest economy. Can Germany’s view of itself as a ‘big Switzerland’ be sustained? Leon Mangasarian argues not. The Biden presidency is providing Germans with a false sense of security, one which means that Germany will fail to build the appropriate policies and NATO alliances Germany desperately needs in order to build a grand strategy of its place in Europe. If that debate is not led by the chancellery then it needs to come from the Bundestag, from the country’s expanding think tank community, the universities and citizen fora.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 10:06
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 23:16

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