For a strong Europe
There is an ongoing discussion over how Europe must finally wake up and take control of its "hard power." The truth is that if it does not do it now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, it probably never will.
This, however, is where it starts getting complicated, as a strong Europe in terms of defense, foreign policy and intelligence cannot exist without Berlin being the lead. Like it or not, this is the truth. Britain, which has significant capabilities in these fields, is in the grips of a profound and extended crisis that is depriving the country of its ability to play any role in the issue. France also wants to play a part but - despite ambitious proclamations by President Emmanuel Macron - it has serious domestic problems and open fronts that need addressing.
So the question is: Does the rest of Europe want to see Germany in a new leading role apart...