Great expectations: Why the West is looking to Germany to counter Russian aggression

Press quote (The Times)
03 December 2021

“Germany is seen [in Washington] as quite a reliable and stable ally, but also as an ally with a strong voice in Europe,” said Sophia Besch, a defence and foreign policy expert at the Centre for European Reform. “A Germany that finds consensus within Europe before coming to the US is the kind of partner that the US wishes for.”