November 10, 2021
German Navy Chief Vows Long-term Commitment to Indo-Pacific
By Mari Yamaguchi
In Tokyo for a port call by the frigate Bayern, the German navy chief underscored his country's concerns about freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific.
August 06, 2021
How a German Frigate in the South China Sea May Upend Beijing-Berlin Relations
By Larissa Stünkel and Marc Lanteigne
As Merkel’s lengthy term comes to an end, the frigate deployment may be the beginning of a sea change in Germany’s China approach.
September 15, 2020
Germany’s Indo-Pacific Vision: A New Reckoning With China or More Strategic Drift?
By Coby Goldberg
Like Monday’s summit, Berlin’s regional strategy tinkers around the edges of trade policy without risking the cost of a full-fledged strategic reckoning with China.
January 14, 2020
Is Germany Considering Maritime Missions in Asia?
By Markus Kaim
Berlin may be considering a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. Here’s why that matters.
December 04, 2019
What Do Germans Think of Berlin’s China Policy?
By Joshua Webb
This year's Berlin Pulse charts public opinion toward China, the U.S., and Germany's foreign policy overall.
January 30, 2019
Appraising Germany's 'Alliance of Multilateralists' Idea in an Asian Context
By Ankit Panda
Can Germany lead an "alliance of multilateralists"? Is there a constituency for the idea in the Asia-Pacific?
January 24, 2019
A Reliable Partnership: German-Uzbek Relations in the Spotlight
By Catherine Putz
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev that Germany wants to be "Uzbekistan's reliable partner."
October 17, 2014
How Imperial Germany Lost Asia
By Robert Farley
A hundred years ago, the German empire slowly shed its Asian possessions.