German Hard Power: Is There a There There?

Patrick Keller

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

A former AICGS/DAAD Fellow, Patrick Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security policy at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Past Fellow Dr. Patrick Keller writes that, although German military power has come a long way since the beginning of the 1990s, domestic publics have put up obstacles that will make future security policy more difficult. Defense spending has troubled German policymakers and the Bundeswehr leadership in their efforts to transform German armed forces to become more intervention-capable. All this is happening at a time, when Germany is looked upon as the a leader within the European Union.

A part of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research’s ongoing National Security Outlook series, Dr. Keller’s essay is available both online at and in print at the following link.

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