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EU and Germany must find foreign policy balance amid US-China rivalry

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EU and Germany must find foreign policy balance amid US-China rivalry

Friday 4 June 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.22.4

Commentary: Moralising foreign policy is doomed to failure

By Gerhard Schröder in Hanover

Global conditions have changed fundamentally in the past few years. The US is asking Europe to join its anti-China campaign. Are there no alternatives to a new cold war? At times of great upheaval and change, we should work on producing stable international relationships. We must engage in dialogue and strengthen multilateral structures. This offers the best way to work together – even with difficult partners.

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Commentary: Germany and the East – the seduction of history

By John Kornblum in Nashville

Six decades ago, Europe was at a low ebb and its future looked bleak. The similarities with today’s transatlantic relationship are striking. The parallels are epitomised by an extraordinary post-war figure: Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber. He described the US and Europe as engaged in a silent economic war, with Europe outclassed on all fronts. There are questions for the Atlantic partnership which will burn for years to come.

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