Stratfor: New Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor The struggle for some of the most strategic territory in the world took an interesting twist this week. Last week we discussed what appeared to be a significant shift in German national strategy in which Berlin seemed to declare a new doctrine of increased assertiveness in the world — a shift that followed …

Stratfor: More Assertive German Foreign Policy

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor with Marc Lanthemann The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but the behavior it has elicited from Germany is perhaps more important. Berlin directly challenged Ukraine’s elected president for refusing to tighten relations with the European Union and for mistreating Ukrainians who protested his decision. In challenging President …

Stratfor: What to Expect After Germany’s Elections

from Stratfor Much of Europe is eagerly anticipating the results of Germany’s Sept. 22 parliamentary elections, but this anticipation may be somewhat misplaced. Of course, Germany’s importance to Europe is well founded. It is Europe’s largest economy and its main bailout creditor to struggling eurozone countries, so Germany’s economic health is vital to the economic …

On the Imposition of the German Export-led Growth Model on the Eurozone

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 Martin Wolf had an article in the FT yesterday about the German growth model being applied to the whole euro zone. He notes that because of the flawed analysis that ‘government debt did it’ there is only one way left for demand to grow: That leaves external adjustment. According to the …