Emmanuel Macron’s presidential victory brings an opportunity for restarting German-French cooperation to strengthen European security and diplomacy. But only if Germany compromises – by supporting more joint public investment and greater risk-sharing among eurozone countries – will Europe be able to seize the fleeting Macron moment.
President Obama did not raise atrocity prevention to a level comparable to other core national security interests. Yet his administration’s reforms on atrocity prevention have created a policy toolkit that has become more nimble and diverse than the simple dichotomy of standing idly by and sending in US ground troops.
The number of German diplomats has not grown commensurate with the increase in Germany’s global responsibility in recent years and the funds the German foreign office is managing today. If Germany wants to contribute more to conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding, it will need to hire more diplomats.
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