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Germany Makes Cautious Indo-Pacific Entry, Cites Security, Shared Values

 Germany Makes Cautious Indo-Pacific Entry, Cites Security, Shared Values

German Defence Minister Annegret-Kramp-Karrenbauer with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Courtesy: @DrSJaishankar

The Indo-Pacific is seeing a new entrant: Germany! Why? Germany has no territorial interests in the Indo-Pacific that warrant protection. Nor does it have security treaties with any country in the Indo-Pacific. But Germany's interest in joining the ‘Indo-Pacific club’ has been the subject of debate in Berlin for some time and the Coronavirus may have speeded things up. It bred skepticism and doubt not just in Germany but all of Europe, about China's intentions and the need to chart the way forward in an economically vibrant region that is becoming the cockpit of geostrategic competition....Read More

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Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.


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