How Committed Is von der Leyen to the EU’s Crisis Management Missions?

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In his new comment in World Politics Review (paywall), Tobias Pietz analyzes recent statements by the incoming President of the European Commission with regard to her view on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Ms von der Leyen is the first minister of defence to move into the top job in Brussels. Will this background shape her outlook?