United States Foreign Policy Options Toward Germany What is the Impact of Vladimir Putin's Recent Engagement of Germany
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Over the last three and a half years Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have developed a relationship that has brought the two countries closer foreign relation ties. At the same time relations between the United States and Germany have come to an all time low since the end of the Cold War with top Bush Administration Cabinet Members calling the relationship between the two poisoned. This paper will serve to determine whether Putins engagement has been the cause for this recent fall out between Germany and the United States, or merely coincidental. In light of significant issues concerning anti-missile defense, Russias interaction with NATO, and the global war on terrorism, if these issues are not addressed, the United States may face a difficult way ahead. Strained relations between Germany and the United States are particularly important as the United States wrestles with a contemplated attack on Iraq. This paper will not only show if Putin is trying to use this as an opportunity to further the rift it will also provide recommendations on how the United States might modify its current foreign policy in an attempt to reengage its once strong ally.
- Government and Political Science