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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