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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


The chancellor has spent a quarter of a century fending off party rivals. Is there anyone left to succeed her?


Create a digital ministry, get behind the EU’s Digital Single Market project, and start thinking about the military use of AI.


Stick to the Minsk agreement and explain the sanctions policy better at home.


It’s been called the most boring election ever. That might be because the parties are avoiding the very issues closest to voters’ hearts.


The CDU and the SPD have returned to door-to-door canvassing, with a technological twist.


Germany is Europe’s leading economic powerhouse, but it has some homework to do after the election.


Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.


Reform education by halving class sizes, cancel the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and be honest about strategic realities.


A desperate Theresa May will turn to you for help. You will need to call her bluff.


Germany’s chancellor seems unassailable. How does she do it?


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.


All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.


Our September/October issue on the German election is out now.


How RT, Sputnik & Co. portray Germany and Europe.


What lies behind the US-German spat over new Russian sanctions affecting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project?


Which foreign policy tasks are topping Germany’s to-do list?