Germany, tanks and Ukraine: Why Scholz had to change his mind

Germany, tanks and Ukraine: Why Scholz had to change his mind

By Podmasters

Thursday, 2 February

Germany’s delay sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine frustrated European allies – will it do lasting damage to relations on the continent? Was this a missed opportunity for Scholz to have led the way internationally in the fight against Russia? Alex Andreou speaks to Jeremy Cliffe, New Statesman’s writer-at-large based in Berlin, to discuss Germany’s position and what it tells us about the nation.  “Germany’s perspective on the world has required adjusting… it has edged towards making more responsibility.”  “It took too long for Scholz to grapple with the problems, reflection is one thing, putting one’s head in the sand is another.”  “Germany’s political culture moves quite gradually and slowly.”  “Being highly methodological and efficient can also lead to great inefficiency.”  www.patreon.com/bunkercast  Presented by Alex Andreou. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production: Robin Leeburn. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Instagram | Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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