By Azriel Bermant, published in The Strategist, 13 April 2022
Amid a heightened fear in Europe of the Russian missile threat, Germany has expressed an interest in buying the Arrow 3 missile-defence system, a joint Israeli–US system designed to confront long-range Iranian missiles. At the end of March, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz didn’t conceal the fact that he was seeking to defend his country from a Russian missile threat: ‘[A missile shield] is certainly among the things we are discussing, for good reason … We must all prepare ourselves for the fact that we have a neighbour presently ready to use force to assert its interests.’
This is an intriguing development for a number of reasons.
Dr Azriel Bermant
Foreign Policy and International Security Analyst, Historian, Lecturer, Author