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Explaining Germany’s role in the Western Alliance today
Five Rules for Understanding Germany’s Westbindung in historical perspective
One of the key questions in the current confrontation between Russia and the West concerns the role of Germany. Early on, not a few people, at home and abroad, were puzzled over the exact position of the new government in Berlin. History can help. According to Ruud van Dijk. Germany’s place in the Western alliance cannot be understood without taking into account the importance of the country’s relationship with the great power to the East.
Ruud van Dijk
Ruud van Dijk, Germany, Western Alliance, Westbindung, history, Russia
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