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The “Orbánization” of the Visegrád group seems to have hit the buffers.

Winning the Dutch elections may not be enough for the far-right leader.

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

Something very disruptive is going on in the political sphere, warns Simon Hegelich, professor for political data science.

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

How strong are populists on social media?

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

The office of Marieluise Beck, a veteran Green member of the Bundestag and vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was hacked two years ago by the FSB. Then her party deselected her.

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

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

Our January/February issue on digital manipulation is out now.

The German government wants to streamline its security services.

France and Germany have taken very different approaches to counter-terrorism.

New dialogue on military affairs and armament can help rebuild security in East-West relations.

With the United Kingdom running ever more adrift, some are turning the spotlight on Switzerland and its relationship with the EU.

Italy enters a tricky phase of political instability.

Don’t read too much into Angela Merkel’s proposal for a burqa ban.

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the future of German-American relations.

The dire situation in Greece and turmoil in Turkey are making the current refugee deal unsustainable.

Europe’s social democrats, the SPD in particular, need the courage of their convictions.