A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital

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Why some in Germany and Europe are stuck in geopolitics of the past.

The Trump administration’s attitude to climate change is a setback, but Europe can help states outmaneuver Washington.


Impeachment speculation is terrifying European NATO allies.

Passion always seems to be on the side of anti-European Union forces – but that can be changed.


There is method to the madness of proposing “ethnically homogeneous” Balkan states.


British media have painted the EU chief Brexit negotiator as an inflexible ideologue. It’s a caricature few in Brussels recognize.


Russia’s big energy projects make no economic sense, but they serve a political purpose.


Merkel has little interest in Macron’s more ambitious EU plans unless Paris gets its house in order.


Trump’s first hundred days in office have indicated what his priorities will be over the coming years. Transatlantic relations are unlikely to get smoother.


The European Union needs to change to survive, and Germany will have to play a key role.


The West should be careful not to make Vladimir Putin’s Russia stronger than it is.


Europe’s future hinges on relations between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.


For French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, these three little words are more than just a phrase he often repeats – they represent a condensed vision of the world as he sees it.


Russia’s hacking attacks – like the one on France on Saturday – are nothing new. The Kremlin has been using the very same tactics on the Russian opposition for years.

Our May/June issue on Vladimir Putin’s great power projection is out now.


Matteo Renzi has returned quickly to frontline politics in Italy.


Rivalries at the Eurovision Song Contest have reached new heights.


A Macron victory is no certainty.


Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party, has lost out to the radicals.


Angela Merkel’s sharing a platform with Ivanka Trump to discuss the empowerment of women was a clever move.