Dr. Iris Kempe

Dr. Iris Kempe is the Country Director for Oxfam Russia and founding director of the Caucasus Analytical Digest.

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Germany’s Eastern Policy on the Eve of the 2009 National Elections

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Germany’s historical background, its many linkages with Central and Eastern Europe, and its geographic proximity make it Europe’s most important actor in Eastern Policy. This prominence also makes Germany vital for a solid transatlantic framework to support both the Obama administration’s efforts to redesign relations with Russia and overall Euro-American engagement in the EU’s neighborhood. The Bundestag elections in September will bring changes mostly at the margins of German foreign policy, as key aspects are examples of cross-party consensus…