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A Casuality of War

World Politics Review, January 25, 2011: Germany and Afghanistan: A Nation Turns Inward

Last June, German President Horst Koehler, after visiting Afghanistan, called Germany’s participation in the war there vital to protecting long-term German interests. Koehler, whose role is primarily ceremonial, with little real political responsibility, told a German radio station that Germany’s export-driven economy and dependency on foreign trade meant that…

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