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- Feb 2022
This is a solid and comprehensive analysis of German 'value-based foreign policy' and positioning towards China, USA, and EU.
I also learned a lot about complexity of German government.
||kat_hone|| ||Pavlina||||TerezaHorejsova|| For our work with Germany and KAS it would be interesting to see how these priorities will be translated into
- Geneva environment (focus on rule-based international order)
- Digital diplomacy
a “value-based foreign policy”
What does 'value-based foreign policy' means for Germany?
It will be interesting to see what it will mean in digital realm.
the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action has a more cooperative approach toward the PRC than the Ministry of Interior, which views China increasingly through the lens of a hybrid threat.
||sorina||||TerezaHorejsova|| This provides an explanation why this ministry was initially 'worried' about our study as they thought that it was 'China bashing'
If the minister of foreign affairs aspires to play a central role in German China policy, in-depth reform of the Federal Foreign Office would need to be implemented first. For instance, steps to make the Federal Foreign Office fit for dealing with China could include the following: First, generating and nurturing China specialists, including appointing external special advisers (in a long-term, not only ad-hoc, capacity). Currently, the Federal Foreign Office primarily relies on generalists and a lot of knowledge gets lost due to the rotation principle. Second, the ministry would need to expand financial and personal resources. The workload for German diplomats has increased significantly over the past years, while the necessary means to face those challenges remain limited. The ministry could also, third, introduce a more strategic outlook for the Federal Foreign Office altogether and, fourth, create a special representative for China who coordinates all China-related activities in the federal government and directly reports to the foreign minister.
How can German diplomacy develop Chinese plicy?
- Sep 2021
ermany and france haverecently announced the creation of the alliance for multilateralism even thoughwhat kind of structure could be more multilateral than the united nationsberlin and paris however have decided that there are many conservatives at the un hindering the efforts of the vanguard they have proclaimed that the european union to be the epitome of effective multilateralismand all others are supposed to emulate it this is a recent example too