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January – February 2017

DIGITAL  MANIPULATION

 

EUROPE BY NUMBERS

Bot and Sold

DIGITAL MANIPULATION

 

TOBIAS BUNDE

Politics by Other Means

The West’s open societies and democratic institutions are under attack. It’s time to brace for a fight.

 

SIMON HEGELICH

“It’s Not a Matter of Law, but of Counter-Measures”

How Germany can combat interference in its 2017 elections.

 

ANDREAS RINKE

Disinformation War

Berlin wakes up to the challenges of Russia’s online offensive.

 

MARIELUISE BECK

“It Gets Dangerous When the Center Starts to Crack”

The Green lawmaker on being the target of a Russian hacking attack.

CLOSE-UP

 

BY JOB JANSSEN

Geert Wilders

The ascent of the Netherlands’ wild-boy populist was long in the making. But he’s still a long way from taking the top job.

TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

 

DANIELA SCHWARZER

New Deals for the Old Continent

Damage control isn’t the only answer to the Trump presidency. Europe has to take its fate into its own hands.

 

JULIANNE SMITH

Enter Trump

Atlanticists need to convince the new US administration of the lasting value of the relationship – and have a back-up plan if that fails.

EUROPE

 

GERALD KNAUS

A Two-Step Solution

How to make the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees stick – and apply its lessons to African migrants taking the perilous sea-route to Italy.

 

MILAN NIC

Cracking Up

The Visegrád group was the EU’s most effective internal opposition. Now it’s showing signs of disintegrating.

WORDS DON’T COME EASY

 

PIOTR BURAS

“Niepokorni”

Poland’s new strong men prefer to style themselves as prosecuted outsiders.

RUSSIA

 

VLADISLAV INOZEMTSEV

The Eternal Putin

Russia’s president is more a product of Russia’s political landscape than its architect.

CHINA

 

HELENA LEGARDA

New Kid on the Block

The ambitions of the People’s Liberation Army are beginning to approach Europe’s backyard.

 

JONATHAN FENBY

Money Talks

China is strategically buying up influence and innovation. This will have major consequences for the West.

GERMANY

 

CATHERINE HICKLEY

No-Show

The landmark art exhibition that wasn’t has dampened German-Iranian relations.