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“Stable European security architecture cannot be achieved without involving Russia”

Frederick Schindler
AfD leader Alice Weidel (l.); Thuringian AfD state chairman Björn Höcke AfD leader Alice Weidel (l.); Thuringian AfD state chairman Björn Höcke

AfD chief Alice Weidel (l.); Thuringian AfD state chairman Björn Höcke

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The AfD needs to kind out its relationship with Russia, the USA and China at its social gathering convention. A decision supported by Weidel goals to unite diverging positions. Thuringian state chief Höcke helps a movement in opposition to “pseudo-morally based universalism”.

DThe AfD federal social gathering convention on the finish of June will talk about two overseas coverage resolutions along with the election of the federal govt board. Both beforehand unpublished motions have been submitted to WELT AM SONNTAG. A “prudent, de-escalating foreign policy” is required, says a movement by protection politician Jan Nolte. The textual content was signed by social gathering chief Alice Weidel, North Rhine-Westphalia state chief Martin Vincentz and 6 different West and East German state leaders.

The textual content is clearly supposed to mirror numerous currents inside the social gathering. “We clearly condemn the Russian attack on Ukraine. It is also true that the foreign policy of various Western states in recent years has encouraged the escalation in Ukraine,” the decision states. “A stable and sustainable European security architecture cannot realistically be achieved without involving Russia.”

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It goes on to say that the “sovereignty” of Germany and Europe have to be strengthened “naturally also vis-à-vis Russia.” “A prudent foreign policy must neither adopt the escalatory and irrational actions of the old parties nor uncritically adopt Russian positions and narratives.”

The candidates additionally name for the German commerce partnership with China to be strengthened. However, one shouldn’t be “naive” when coping with companions. “Germany must emancipate itself more from US foreign policy,” additionally they say. “The right basis for this is not ideological, anti-American resentment, but the sober realization that the USA is a major power that is our partner, but that is prepared to assert its interests against Germany's will if necessary.”

“Germany was a mediator for many centuries”

The different decision was drafted by overseas coverage professional Matthias Moosdorf and signed by the chairmen of six regional associations, additionally from West and East Germany, together with Björn Höcke from Thuringia.

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The textual content entitled “For a Europe of Peace” doesn’t explicitly point out the Russian struggle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine. “Germany is a country in the middle of the continent and has been a mediator between North and South, East and West for many centuries,” it claims – with out mentioning the 2 world wars began by Germany.

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“The Alternative for Germany sees itself as a peace party, as a party in which the primacy of diplomacy and compromise is considered paramount,” the decision continues. “The recognition of legitimate security needs is clearly in Germany's interest.” The picture of the peace social gathering is controversial inside the AfD.

The textual content additionally hints at cultural relativism and ethnopluralism. The latter is an idea of the New Right that claims that peoples have unchanging cultural identities that have to be shielded from overseas influences. The movement states: “We reject pseudo-morally based universalism, which often goes far beyond compliance with the UN Charter. Just as we want to live according to our tradition, all other cultural areas and civilizations should also be able to do so.”

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