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

The Man with the Plan?
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The Man with the Plan?

A Gift From God
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A Gift From God

More Bang or More Buck?
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More Bang or More Buck?

Charging at Windmills
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Charging at Windmills

Balkan Troubles
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Balkan Troubles

America First
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America First

overview


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.


The next US president could spell the end of the liberal international order.


No one expected shale producers to survive extended low oil prices, but they have. The next act could prove even more destabilizing.


How the EU, Russia, and China can protect the Iran nuclear deal.

President-elect Donald Trump has suggested alarming changes to American trade policy.


Assertive rhetoric about European security autonomy rings hollow.


President-elect Trump’s relationship with Putin is likely to run into obstacles.


As his last bow in Europe, Barack Obama passionately defended Western values with “his closest ally,” Angela Merkel.


Will France fall to the West’s populist surge, too?