With Angela Merkel leaving office, Germany is heading towards crucial elections. Merkel’s successor will inherit a difficult foreign and security policy legacy. Under Merkel, Germany has grown in international stature. At the same time, many crucial issues remain unresolved. Germany has struggled to redefine its relationship with China and Russia, is still recovering from recent transatlantic turbulences and seems undecided about the EU’s strategic autonomy. Moreover, its hesitant approach to security and defence persists. What lies in store for German foreign and security policy after the September elections? What factors will shape Germany’s international role in the coming years?
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