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Germany?s New Policy Plan Puts The Us On Catch Up - Yahoo News

It positions http://www.kiwibox.com/carterfnnn/blog/entry/123278337/belgium-anti-terror-operation-cnn-com/?pPage=0 Germany, which is to say Chancellor Merkel, as Europes all-but-declared leader. Since the document expresses convictions, ideas, and intentions broadly shared across the Continent, one is tempted to start talking about Merkelism, but well leave that to the Europeans themselves. It commits Berlin to a course of action that has long been evident as a preference but never quite stated. While Germany acknowledges that military force will at times be necessarywhich is big enough in the contextSteinmeier has rethought how best to use every resource at Berlins disposal. I believe that foreign policy is about more than just two extremes: either just talking or shooting, either futile diplomacy or Bundeswehr deployments abroad, the foreign minister, a Social Democrat in Merkels across-the-aisle coalition, told the Bundestag. Related: Is Putin Trying to Pry Greece Out of the European Union? Before anyone else, Steinmeier has put another key issue squarely on the table. This is transparency. In all Western democracies, the foreign-policy elite has grown ever more sequestered in recent decadesa trend everyone can see but no one wants to talk about. Accordingly, Steinmeier and http://williamsonhqzz.wikispaces.com his ministry developed CrisisRulesEurope after extensive consultations with a wide range of constituents: scholars and policy wonks, yes, but also foreign experts, labor leaders, civil society groups andvia town hall meetingsordinary citizens.
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