Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics by Stephen F. Szabo

By Stephen F. Szabo

Having emerged from the top of the chilly conflict as a unified state, Germany has speedy turn into the second one greatest exporter on this planet. Its financial may perhaps has made it the guts of the Eurozone and the pivotal strength of Europe. Like different geo-economic powers, Germany's international coverage is characterised by means of a definition of the nationwide curiosity in monetary phrases and the elevation of monetary pursuits over non-economic values akin to human rights or democracy promoting. This strategic paradigm is clear in German's dating with China, the Gulf States and Europe, however it is most crucial in regard to its evolving regulations in the direction of Russia.

In this booklet, Stephen F. Szabo presents an outline and research of German coverage in the direction of Russia, revealing how unified Germany is discovering its worldwide function during which its pursuits don't consistently coincide with the U.S. or its ecu companions. He explores the position of German enterprise and finance within the shaping of international coverage and investigates how Germany's Russia coverage results its broader international coverage within the zone and at the way it is perceived by way of key outdoor avid gamers comparable to the us, Poland and the ecu. near to public, opinion, the media and imagine tanks Szabo finds how Germans understand Russians, and he uncovers the ways that its dealings with Russia impact Germany when it comes to the uploading of corruption and crime.

Drawing on interviews with key opinion-shapers, enterprise and fiscal avid gamers and coverage makers and on a large choice of public opinion surveys, media experiences and archival resources, his may be a key source for all these wishing to appreciate the recent geo-economic stability of Europe.

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