Category Archives: Nuclear&Proliferation

Assessing the “Friedenspolitik”

The berlinbrief wants to draw your attention to a number of new reports by non-governmental organisations assessing the German government’s security and arms policies. In the Foreign Ministry, you will often hear the slogan “Aussenpolitik ist Friedenspolitik” (“Foreign Policy is … Continue reading

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German Media on New US Nuclear Strategy

Both the Federal Chancellery and the Foreign Office in official statements welcomed the United States’ announcement that Washington will no longer be ready to react with a nuclear strike if attacked by conventional weapons. Chancellor Merkel will travel to Washington … Continue reading

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Westerwelle’s Nuclear Weapons Proposal

In the fall of 2009, just after Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle came into office, Judy Dempsey commented on his rather sudden claim to remove American nuclear weapons from German soil in the International Herald Tribune. At the time, I thought … Continue reading

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