The election of a new German Chancellor to replace Angela Merkel after more than 15 years in office is eagerly anticipated both at home and abroad. However, anyone expecting a drastic change in German foreign policy towards Russia will be most likely disappointed. At present, most signs indicate that relations between both countries will remain frosty or even deteriorate post-election, regardless of who ultimately prevails in the voters‘ preference. However, one uncertain variable in this otherwise predictable equation is the possible role played by the Green Party in shifting the country’s international course, as it most likely will become a part of a new German government after the election.
Autor: Etienne Willkomm
Etienne Willkomm studiert Politikwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Internationale Beziehungen an der Universität zu Köln. Von Januar bis März 2021 absolvierte er ein Praktikum im Projekt „Drifting Apart“ am Programmbereich „Internationale Institutionen“ an der HSFK. / Etienne Willkomm is a Master's student of Political Science with a focus on International Relations at the University of Cologne. From January to March 2021, he did an internship in the research project "Drifting Apart” at PRIF’s research department “International Institutions”.