Feminist Foreign Policy

Cover: How Militarised is Germany’s Foreign Policy?

How Militarised is Germany’s Foreign Policy?

Published: 29 September 2021
Policy Brief

German foreign policy is often described as peace-oriented, moderate and scarcely militarized. But the image of Germany as a "civilian power" cannot be upheld against Berlin's record in defense spending and arms exports. There is little evidence that Germany prioritizes civilian instruments over military power in its foreign policy. A feminist critique by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and the German section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.