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


Addressing the refugee crisis and the rising numbers of African migrants arriving in Italy, the EU needs new thinking.

Our July/August issue on EU reform and the Franco-German tandem is out now.

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.

Budapest and Warsaw are undermining the EU’s values, but Brussels’ kid gloves are only making them bolder.

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.

Why some in Germany and Europe are stuck in geopolitics of the past.

The Trump administration’s attitude to climate change is a setback, but Europe can help states outmaneuver Washington.

Impeachment speculation is terrifying European NATO allies.

Passion always seems to be on the side of anti-European Union forces – but that can be changed.

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

British media have painted the EU chief Brexit negotiator as an inflexible ideologue. It’s a caricature few in Brussels recognize.

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.

Trump’s first hundred days in office have indicated what his priorities will be over the coming years. Transatlantic relations are unlikely to get smoother.

The European Union needs to change to survive, and Germany will have to play a key role.