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In a challenge to U.S. use of a military base in Germany to conduct drone strikes, a German court found the government responsible for ensuring that U.S. operations conducted from German territory comport with international law.
With the Trump administration wavering in its European commitments, Germany considers going its own way.
In responding to a series of inquiries from the opposition party, the German government has clarified its position on international law in cyberspace—but questions remain.
Analysis of the new German CDU/CSU and SPD coalition government.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats retained their dominant positions in the recent German federal election, but the new composition of the Bundestag will necessitate complex negotiations between parties.
The center may hold, but Germany’s smaller parties of both the right and the left are increasingly pro-Russian and skeptical of defense ties with the U.S.
Those following the Section 702 reauthorization debate may be interested in Germany’s recent intelligence reforms.
Qatar Cut Off by Diplomatic Rift, Syrian Forces Begin Attack on Raqqa, Germany Withdraws Troops from Turkish Airbase
Saudi Arabia escalates its renewed spat with Qatar, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces coalition is pushing into the Islamic State’s de facto capital, and Germany and Turkey can’t resolve their diplomatic feud.