As a skilled politician, Boris Pistorius, the recently appointed defense minister, is taking on a massive role in the middle of the most tumultuous conflict of the decade. However, with Ukraine in a state of war, Chancellor Olaf Scholz may be taking an unnecessary risk by placing him on the international stage.

On Tuesday, Lower Saxony welcomed the appointment of Boris Pistorius as Germany’s new defense minister. Upon taking the oath of office, Germany’s recently appointed defense minister is set to meet with the US defense secretary. Afterward, he will be representing the German military at a gathering with other European countries to make crucial judgments concerning the Ukrainian conflict.

The initial seven days of office for a political representative with no prior knowledge of international or nationwide affairs would be a difficult challenge, especially if they are only accustomed to local politics.

The upcoming platform that Boris Pistorius will be encountering is the stage he must face.