This week on War & Peace, Hugh Pope and Olga Oliker talk to foreign policy expert Jana Puglierin about the future of Germany’s place in the world as a new chancellor prepares to take over from Angela Merkel.
Twelve people killed and 56 injured by hijacked truck driving into Berlin Christmas market 19 Dec in attack claimed by Islamic State. Chief suspect, Tunisian national, killed by Italian police near Milan 23 Dec; German police arrested suspected accomplice, also Tunisian, in Berlin 28 Dec.
Is the glass half full or half empty? Germany's tenure on the UN Security Council in review.
The experience of Germany, with the largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France, shows that a significant Muslim population at the heart of Europe need not produce either violent Islamist groups or destabilising social unrest.
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