Putin’s Invasion Has Opened Germany’s Eyes. Let’s Hope Biden Sees the Need for Big Changes, Too.

Published February 28, 2022

The Washington Post

Germany shocked the world this weekend with its rapid repudiation of its core post-Cold War foreign policy principles. President Biden should take note.

One can hardly overstate the significance of the developments in Berlin. The German government’s sudden decision to help to rapidly rearm and supply Ukraine with lethal military aid, including assisting the European Union in financing provision of fighter jets to the Ukrainian Air Force, leaves no doubt how seriously it views Russia’s invasion.

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Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.

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