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Sumi Somaskanda
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is an editor of Berlin Policy Journal and a contributor to Foreign Policy.

We have lost our editor-in-chief – an outstanding expert, journalist, writer, teacher, colleague, friend.

The German Council on Foreign Relations and the BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL team mourn the death of Dr Sylke Tempel.


The populist AfD once polled in the double digits. The party’s support has waned, but not enough to stop it from entering the Bundestag.