Wednesday, 2 March 2022 — Indian Punchline
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in Bundestag a big leap in armament programme, Berlin, Feb 27, 2022
Germany’s military build-up is a poignant issue in European politics, and what trajectory it will take once the dust settles, only time can tell.
Three developments in the past week herald a profound shift in European politics. It is tempting, but ultimately futile, to contextually place this shift as a reaction to the Russian decision to launch military operations in Ukraine. The pretext only provides the alibi, while the shift is anchored on power play and has a dynamic of its own.