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German Diplomacy Should Not Enter the "Fantasy Drift"

April 16 , 2021 04:52 PM by CUI Hongjian

After putting forward the "Indo Pacific policy guide" and realizing the first "2 + 2" talks with Japan, Germany, which has always been low-key in the field of international security, suddenly appeared in the Asia Pacific region as a "security actor". From the threat of "withdrawing the US troops stationed in Germany" during the Trump administration to the Biden administration's recent announcement of "increasing 500 troops stationed in Germany", the United States continued to hold the security lifeline while "pacifying" Germany. In the era of great power competition, German diplomacy, led by some political elites, is starting a fantastic drift.