FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 4 (2014)   

Is Germany ready to take a firm stand on Russia?
Berlin is still in search of its foreign policy compass

Published 19.3.2014

Niklas Helwig
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Berlin-Moscow relations cooled over the Crimea crisis and caused Germany to break with its traditional Ostpolitik. Yet, it remains to be seen whether Germany implements its announced ‘culture of engagement’ by adopting economic sanctions.