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


For Theresa May the UK snap election comes with little political risk, and potentially significant rewards.


With just ten days until the French election, firebrand Mélenchon has shaken up the race.


Running against Angela Merkel in September, Martin Schulz’s policy ideas are as exciting as they are hard to pin down.


The referendum in Turkey will likely mark the end of the Kemalist era.


Germany’s Social Democrats are turning defense spending into an election issue.


Threatening war against Spain over the future of Gibraltar, the Brexiteers’ inflated self-regard has seeped into the military sphere.


The six countries of the Western Balkans need the EU’s full attention.

Donald Trump’s protectionist impulses could have disastrous consequences.


As the Brexit process begins the British government finds it has few friends left.


Building resilience is the best way to counter Russian attempts to undermine Western democracy.


Things look grim for the European Union, but all is not lost yet.


The London attack should not terrify us.


Russia has gotten the upper hand in the Eurovision propaganda war.


The EU-Turkey agreement has stopped the flow of refugees, but solved little.


Geert Wilders did not win the Dutch election. But its lessons are still worrisome.


The Brexit vote was supposed to reestablish parliamentary sovereignty. It has done the opposite.


Germany’s “Political Ash Wednesday,” once a humorous affair, is short on jokes.


If Macron is Europe’s savior, does that make him Britain’s nightmare?


How Europe can prepare for American mercantilism.


The old guard threatens the anti-corruption drive in Romania, provoking mass protests.