For Germany, Trump is an Opportunity for a Look in the Mirror

September 17, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: GermanyDonald TrumpPoliticsWarForeign Policy

For Germany, Trump is an Opportunity for a Look in the Mirror

Instead of panicking over the U.S. president, Berlin needs to fix the disastrous state of its military and return to a reasonable foreign policy.

Tobias Brandt is a Master of Arts degree candidate at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC where he studies statecraft and international affairs. A citizen of Germany, his research focuses on the transatlantic relationship, as well as foreign policy regarding the Middle East and terrorism-related topics.

Image: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) gives U.S. President Donald Trump a look after he suggested they might have something in common, as he answered a question about his accusation that he had been wiretapped by former President Barack Obama, during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst