“Germany Sees No Commitment to Shut Off Russian Gas in Biden Deal,”

headlines a Bloomberg story reported in Berlin and based on background interviews with German officials. “Germany has little intention of shutting off Nord Stream 2 if Vladimir Putin tries to use the controversial pipeline as a geopolitical weapon, whatever the U.S. might say,” starts the article by Patrick Donahue. In talks with US officials last month, German officials refused to put in the US-Germany agreement a trigger mechanism for Germany to shut off the gas if Russia threatens Ukraine. According