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Fundamental Questions – International Environment

Today’s multipolar world of major powers and regional reconfiguration processes is shaped by Sino-American rivalry, geopolitical calculus and ideological polarisation. What does this mean for Germany and the European Union, and their chosen course of effective multilateralism? What should we make of conceptual proposals and concrete steps towards European sovereignty and strategic autonomy? And how do they affect different interests and objectives? Where on the spectrum of continuity and change does German foreign, European and security policy stand in 2021?

 

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