04. January 2024

Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ: "Hitler verknüpfte sein Schicksal mit dem des Deutschen Reichs und scheiterte damit. Wird es Putin ähnlich gehen?" Ulrich Schlie in the NZZ on the parallels between Hitler and Putin

In a guest article for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Ulrich Schlie writes about the decisive war years of 1943/44 and their parallels to the war in Ukraine.

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In 1943/44, various factors had already resulted in a long-term overall political-military constellation that already contained the roots of the Allied victory. Several diplomatic initiatives had failed and allies of the National Socialists had withdrawn from the war effort. Ulrich Schlie sees minor parallels here with the war in Ukraine, with Putin displaying elements of Hitler's radicalism and lack of conscience. However, as the overall strategic situation differs between the two scenarios, parallels should only be drawn with caution.

To the article in the NZZ

Ulrich Schlie is director of the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) and Henry Kissinger Professor of Security and Strategic Studies at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology.

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