My comments on this year’s Munich Security Conference are more critical and sarcastic than in the past.
I wrote more appreciative and less critical summaries or quotes in the past:
2012: Perception of Germany
Same problem every year at conferences like @MunSecConf @KoerberIP, isn't it? Can organizers invite and moderators push speakers/panelists to present more policy ideas? And suggest ways to create international compromise for common policies? That wld be real marketplace of ideas! https://t.co/dehoeabBdr— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 18. Februar 2018
That's why it is so important that think tankers propose policy solutions! But they are mostly just analysing and commenting. https://t.co/4W4n8m75wj— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 18. Februar 2018
Germany is not so disorganized, but primarily ignorant and clueless of international relations.— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 18. Februar 2018
German politicians and public do not have faith that they can positively shape world politics.
Experts aren't convincing them if all they do is call for more defense spending #MSC2018 https://t.co/5tTLr4X3ZB
Now the Social Democrats lose the votes from the growing number of vegetarians. 10% of Germans are estimated to be vegetarian. https://t.co/dhgLyiasvq— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 17. Februar 2018
Germany 🇩🇪 has more tweeting think tankers than operational steel tanks. https://t.co/lJnyRYDrHN— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 17. Februar 2018
Well, to be honest, Germany is too stupid to create and to cheap to invest in this technology. Polemic based on past procurement projects.— Jörg Wolf 🐘 (@transatlantic) 17. Februar 2018
But we are great in showing moral leadership. Because it is cheap. #MSC2018 https://t.co/YksfZmGF5Z