Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier 'History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy'

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants the country to take a more active approach to foreign policy. He spoke to SPIEGEL about the situation in Ukraine, the Merkel Doctrine and Germany's changing global role.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes Germany must take a more active role on the international stage.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes Germany must take a more active role on the international stage.

Foto: Hermann Bredehorst/ DER SPIEGEL
Editors' Note: Some questions and answers from the original print version have been cut from this version because events over the weekend in Ukraine made them irrelevant.