Pacifism unbound: Why Germany limits EU hard power

By Ulrich Speck (18/05/2011) Policy Brief
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Germany's rejection of the intervention in Libya has not been an accident. It only confirms what has become more and more visible in recent years, namely that the Germany that has emerged from unification is quiet different from France and Britain in its attitude to hard power and foreign intervention. Blueprints for Europe's role on the global stage must take German pacifism into account.

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German foreign policy. EU foreign policy. EU-South East Asia relations. Transatlantic relations. Global order

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