They summarize their main argument,
Therefore, if we simply focus on economics, and we assume that the European Union cannot survive as an integrated system (a logical but not yet proven outcome), and we further assume that Germany is both the leading power of Europe and incapable of operating outside of a coalition, then we would argue that a German coalition with Russia is the most logical outcome of an EU decline.
I imagine Germany is tired of “footing the bill” in Europe for the past 60 years. And I don’t see Greece as the main problem. Sure, bailing out Zorba lifestyles doesn’t seem fair, but if you are going to have an integrated market where one action affects all actions, then you have to deal with this. Likewise, if Germany bails out Greece then in large part Greece loses its sovereignty. I’m entertaining the idea that in the day of global credit and moves toward a global market, national sovereignty is defined more by economics than borders (though borders are important).
In any case, I suspect Germany knows that bailing out Greece won’t solve anything, since even worse problems are going to happen in Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.
Germany could look east, then. As Stratfor suggests, Russia has most of the world’s energy supply, but it needs happy buyers and markets. Germany has this. Germany needs a stable labor supply that isn’t in the form of 3rd World Immigration. Russia could alleviate this.
Economic questions, since they now determine national sovereignty, are also military questions. While Germany has strong NATO connections, Germany realizes that NATO is functionally synonymous with “America’s overseas military colonies in Europe.”
Germany likely wants to assert its national identity, but realizes it cannot do this alone. Germany’s strength is Germany’s weakness: German power makes others nervous. But to alleviate the fears of WW2 armchair historians, this isn’t the days of Molotov and Ribbentrop. Stalin and Hitler aren’t carving up Europe in 2012.