Diverging worldviews, improvable strategies – german-russian relations and the syrian crisis

  • The G20 summit starting today will be overshadowed by the Syrian crisis. Wolfgang Seibel assesses that,while Germany and Russia share a common history that has shaped their relationship as well as close and crucial economiclinkages, their worldviews are incompatible – international problem-solvingvs. prioritizing geopolitical interests. The question is, in light of the crisis in Syria, are German foreign policymakers in a position to influence Russian key-players?

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Author:Wolfgang Seibel
Parent Title (German):sicherheitspolitik-blog.de
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/05
Date of first Publication:2013/09/05
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/12/09
Tag:R2P; Russland; Syrien; schutzverantwortung
responsibility to protect
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0