The Debate Over Libya – Analysis of Germany’s UN Vote Abstention

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The debate over the response to the Libyan civil war continues on both sides of the Atlantic and in particular on Germany’s decision to abstain from the UN Security Council vote. In particular, Roger Cohen of The New York Times energized the debate after an op-ed he wrote that criticized Merkel’s leadership and inability to learn lessons from recent history. AGI has collected several essays and articles which have appeared recently on the debate, including pieces from Dieter Dettke, Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Constanze Stelzenmüller, and others.

Expert Analysis

Germany Says ‘No’ Again,” By Dieter Dettke, AGI Advisor, April 22, 2011.

Welcome to the Stuttgart Republic, By Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, AGI Advisor, April 22, 2011.

We Need a New Atlanticism, By John Kornblum, AGI Advisor, April 22, 2011.

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Libyen, eine Deutschstunde,” By Constanze Stelzenmüller, Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 15, 2011.

In Europe’s Own Neighborhood, By Dr. Jackson Janes, AGI Advisor, March 25, 2011.

Libya in Limbo? By Dr. Jackson Janes, AGI Advisor, March 11, 2011.

Press Coverage

Merkel in Miniature,” By Roger Cohen, The New York Times, April 18, 2011.

Is Germany Drifting Again?” Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest, April 21, 2011.

Die Selbstverzwergung der deutschen Außenpolitik,” By Clemens Wergin, Die Welt, April 20, 2011.

A Germany of 82 Million Chancellors – Why Angela Merkel’s Failures Continue to Multiply,” By Dirk Kurbjuweit, Der Spiegel, April 13, 2011.