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

Unrepresentative Democracy
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Unrepresentative Democracy

Buying Time
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Buying Time

We Mourn Sylke Tempel
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We Mourn Sylke Tempel

Building a Trojan Horse
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Building a Trojan Horse

The End of the Roth Republic
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The End of the Roth Republic

Macron’s Serve
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Macron’s Serve

The Catalan Cliff
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The Catalan Cliff

A Costly Victory
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A Costly Victory


Few East Germans hold key positions in Germany’s institutions.


Theresa May is caught between plotters at home and doubters in Europe.

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

Russia used social media to influence the German election, too.


The German election outcome signals a return to less consensual politics – which is no bad thing.


Reactions in Berlin to the French president’s proposals for EU reform have been muted – for now.


Tensions are running high in Spain before the independence vote.


Angela Merkel won the elections, but right-wing populists are spoiling the party.


Theresa May’s new plan would only grant the United Kingdom pseudo-independence.


Polish demands for war reparations from Germany could undermine the post-1945 order.


The European Union is swooping in to claim the free trade spoils abandoned by London and Washington.


The European Court of Justice’s ruling on relocating refugees deepens the rift within the EU.


In their one and only public debate Angela Merkel and her challenger Martin Schulz skipped difficult issues.


What the French president’s recent visit to Central and Eastern Europe reveals about his EU reform agenda.


While Angela Merkel will likely win the forthcoming election, voters will choose her dance partner(s).


The Russian government is taking new steps to monitor citizens online.


It’s about time Germany starts practicing what it preaches.


The Kremlin is using atomic energy cooperation to coax and coerce.


US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand for conflicting conceptions of the West.


The UK and the US are taking their time leaving the EU and the Paris climate accords respectively.