What the President-Elect Wants from Germany Obama Win Sparks Hopes and Fears

Berlin has warmly welcomed the election of Barack Obama. Now diplomats are busy preparing for a more active German foreign policy. But amid all the euphoria there's concern Germany may be asked to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Looking forward to life with Barack Obama: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, wearing a bullet-proof vest, during a trip to Afghanistan in August.

Looking forward to life with Barack Obama: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, wearing a bullet-proof vest, during a trip to Afghanistan in August.

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