Germany’s chancellor olaf scholz’s is set to unveil the country’s first national security strategy  aimed  to provide an overview of the country’s foreign policy and ensure a cohesive cross-ministry approach to security.

The idea gained a new urgency following russia’s invasion of ukraine which exposed the poor state of the german military, its over-reliance on russia for energy and insufficient protection of critical infrastructure such as gas pipelines.

Germany has had policy documents in the past addressing security but scholz’s three-way coalition agreed it wanted a more comprehensive strategy in its pact in november 2021

Recall that scholz had described the ukraine war, as a turn of era, in a landmark speech days after the invasion, which required germany to prioritise security more and spend more on defence.

June 14, 2023

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