Is Germany at War?

Over the past year, the Bundeswehr has emerged as a significant fighting force in Afghanistan. Yet German public opinion is reflexively anti-militarist and extremely uncomfortable about the use of force in conflicts outside Europe. Chancellor Merkel should speak candidly about Germany’s world role.

Can China Learn From Germany?

In one respect, at least, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was shockingly honest in his appraisal of China’s current economic situation last Friday.  Referring to China’s heavy accumulation in U.S. Treasury bonds – more than $1 trillion – he expressed concern over the future value of this investment.[1] Such worries are understandable: over the next few […]