Photo Gallery: Germany's Soft Power
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Soft Power

The Reluctant Giant Why Germany Shuns Its Global Role

The world admires Germany and would like to see more active engagement from the country. But Germans themselves are reluctant and Chancellor Merkel has steered clear of taking on more global responsibility. Berlin should rethink its role in the world.
Von Ullrich Fichtner
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan