July 11, 2018

Germany’s Defence Contribution – Is Berlin Underperforming?

There is every indication that burden sharing will be a contentious issue at NATO’s Brussels Summit, which begins today. Donald Trump has been consistent in attacking Germany’s contribution to the Alliance, which he claims is unfair to the US.

This analysis is intended to highlight some of the background behind the soundbites. It considers several burden sharing measures to examine Germany’s contribution, explores the current state of Germany’s armed forces, and describes Germany’s domestic debate on defence.

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