German foreign policy change after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

with Patrick Mello

10 Jan 2024 | Politics and Governance

We look at the change in German foreign and security policy after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Patrick Mello explores how Olaf Scholz's "watershed" declaration is transforming Germany's role in Europe and beyond, from defense spending to alliance commitments.

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Zeitenwende: German Foreign Policy Change in the Wake of Russia's War Against Ukraine
By Patrick A. Mello
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Patrick A. Mello is an assistant professor of international security at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on foreign and security policy and comparative methods. His books include the Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict (2014; Palgrave Macmillan) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis: An Introduction to Research Design and Application (2021; Georgetown University Press), and he is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Foreign Policy Analysis Methods (2023).