How to Strategy?

Strategic capability – a term that is experiencing a revival in Germany. Consensus has it that Germany needs more of it as crises grow more complex and great power conflicts loom on the horizon. For too long, many have concluded, Europe’s largest economy has relied on others having a plan – and the capacity and will to implement it. But more of what exactly? More analysis? More structures, or different ones? What is the role of culture, that invisible element in which policy is made? And how can Germany use its National Security Strategy to create the conditions for more strategic competence?