Date(s) - 04/29/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Amid Brexit, a rising China, and an increasingly assertive Russia, Germany finds itself in the middle of a range of foreign policy challenges. Meanwhile, reverberations from the US-China trade war are taking their toll on Germany’s export-driven economy, contributing to its slowest rate of growth in five years. The rise of populism worldwide has also reached German politics, with its consequent pressure on Germany’s postwar liberal democracy. As the era of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership comes to a close, how will Germany confront the foreign policy challenges it faces? In what ways will Germany’s internal politics affect its decision-making on external issues? Will the US pullback from the world stage be met with more robust German diplomacy?