Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
International Politics and Society 1/2004

Germany and the United States after Iraq
From Alliance to Alignment

The rapid deterioration of US-German relations in the Iraq crisis signals longer-term underlying strategic and cultural changes. Future cooperation will be based less on common values than on the calculation of interests. While elements of a common strategic agenda are discernable, the weakening of the Atlanticist foundation of German policy will have to be compensated for by its European pillar.

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Steven S. Szabo *1943;
Political Scientist; Professor of European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore;

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