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


At Hamburg’s G20 summit Trump’s noisy tweets were surpassed by China’s quiet diplomacy.


What the results of a recent poll tell about re-Stalinization in post-Soviet Russia.


The format’s survival is not worth caving in to Donald Trump’s bullying.


Forming a new government out of the Netherlands’ fractious parties is proving nearly impossible.


One year on from the Brexit vote, the EU’s political landscape is profoundly changed.

Both Germany and France will have to show flexibility in the fields they dominate.


After the UK election, the country’s position is as unclear as the future of the prime minister.


The Russian government is using “reconciliation” to avoid real discussion of the past.


Angela Merkel’s “beer tent speech” has been misunderstood.


Trump’s European tour and Merkel’s beer tent rally have left leaders facing uncharted territory.


Impeachment speculation is terrifying European NATO allies.


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


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.


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


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.