by Peter Zeihan on November 8, 2022
Why is the German system so stable…because they didn’t create it. The British, French and Americans did. No foreign strategic policy = no military = no war. A fool-proof plan…right? Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine has started to poke holes in this system.
Those same policies that once prevented knee-jerk elections and war, are now enabling Olaf Scholz to manipulate the bureaucratic tools and stall any German aid entering Ukraine.
The rest of Europe understands that they are facing military, strategic, environmental and economic crises…all at the same time. Diplomacy and economic integration have been a great tools for Germany in the past, but that won’t cut it anymore.