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|Title:||Kant vs Hobbes: elements of Germany’s emerging grand strategy|
|Publisher:||Elcano Royal Institute / Fundación Real Instituto Elcano, 2017|
|Series/Date:||Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI) No.67,2017 (11.09.2017)|
|Source Origin:||Think Tanks, Professional/public/political organisation|
|Source Type:||Article - Blog/Journal/Series|
|Notes:||For decades, Germany has been embedded in three larger structures: (1) the transatlantic alliance; (2) European integration; and (3) the wider, US-led liberal international order. This international environment has been crucial for the country’s success, allowing it to become a stable liberal democracy and one of the most powerful economies in a globalised world. As all three dimensions of this order are currently looking fragile, and as a more ‘Hobbesian’ international order seems to be emerging –the return to classical power politics–, Germany has become a more active defender of the existing international architecture. Three dimensions of its emerging grand strategy can be identified: (1) keeping the US engaged in Europe; (2) maintaining the EU intact; and (3) engaging the challengers to the status quo.|
|Keywords:||Germany external relations - Germany International Agreements|
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