The statement of Deputy Chairman of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev after Germany's decision to stop Nord Stream 2 epitomizes this notion: "Welcome to a brave new world where Europeans will soon pay 2,000 Euros for a thousand cubic meters of natural gas.
Read: How Germany's Foreign Policy Changed towards Russia after the War in UkraineFaced with isolation by most of the international community, it is likely that Russia will attempt to mitigate the impact to its economy by offering increased arms transfers to North Korea as barter trade for access to North Korea’s untapped mineral wealth, hence portending the likelihood of North Korea acquiring a more modern conventional arsenal that the ROK will have to take seriously in light of its declining fertility rate.
Principally, there exists the energy issue for members of NATO that are in the European Union (especially Germany), worrying Europe due to lingering uncertainties.
Read: How Will the New China-Russia Gas Deal Affect the Ukraine Crisis? Russian dominance over Western energy markets In the 1960s, when Western Europe had begun to import gas from the Soviet Union, it was Western Germany that imported Soviet gas first.
”Read: Russian Invasion of Ukraine from an International Law PerspectiveGermany reversed its historic policy against sending weapons to conflict zones, as Switzerland defied its long-standing policy of neutrality by sending anti-tank weapons and other forms of military aid, with the European Union, for the first time ever, agreeing to directly finance the purchase and the delivery of arms for the Ukrainian military, a move described by the president of the European Commission as a “watershed moment.
Ukraine's invasion brought on unprecedented sanctions on Russia, and Germany ending its opposition to SWIFT (international financial transactions through a network of banks) sanctions will mean that Russia will see the toughest sanctions imposed on any nation ever.
In the ultimatum presented to NATO in December last year, Putin demanded the withdrawal of the alliance's troops and the related infrastructure behind the Oder River that separates Poland from Germany.
Finland adopted the non-aligned strategy as a national survival mechanism in the wake of the struggles and challenges of being caught between the geopolitical ambitions of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II (known as the Winter War of 1939-1940 and the Continuation War of 1941-44).
These are Croats and Serbs who live in Bosnia, and their top destinations are Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Austria, and the United States.
Germany and France, the EU’s strongest economies, remained hesitant when it came to providing military aid to Ukraine.
“The western media portray all Kurds supporting the PYD. But Kurds are diverse. There are different parties, independent politicians, leftists,…
There is a lot of potential for Turkey and Germany to benefit from each other as economic partners, but political developments are hindering the realization of this potential.
Political actors such as the UK, Germany, Turkey, and Italy emphasized the need for a consensus on election law while France and Egypt are obsessed with having an election as soon as possible.
While the United Kingdom and France remained committed to providing arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, despite critical voices among the public, only Germany, as a major exporter, stopped signing arms sales contracts with the kingdom.
What is even more telling for Africans is that, by 30 November, the health authorities of many of these European states – particularly the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – announced that Omicron had been present in their countries as far back as November 19, suggesting that it had already been spreading in Europe days before its detection in Botswana and South Africa.