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Get European Finance Ministers on Board with Geopolitics Now

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  • In 2017, Breitenbauch argued for bringing European finance ministries into geopolitics to raise defense spending.
  • He emphasized the need to convince finance ministers of the new realities of European geopolitics.

Henrik Ø. Breitenbauch’s 2017 article, “Bring European Finance Ministries Kicking and Screaming Into Geopolitics,” emphasizes the importance of raising European defense spending by involving finance ministries in geopolitical decisions. He argues that real progress in this area requires convincing finance ministers and top civil servants of the new realities of European geopolitics and the direct utility of increased defense spending. Breitenbauch highlights the need for a shift in mindset among European finance ministries to prioritize defense in light of current geopolitical challenges.

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