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


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

The West should be careful not to make Vladimir Putin’s Russia stronger than it is.

Europe’s future hinges on relations between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.

For French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, these three little words are more than just a phrase he often repeats – they represent a condensed vision of the world as he sees it.

Russia’s hacking attacks – like the one on France on Saturday – are nothing new. The Kremlin has been using the very same tactics on the Russian opposition for years.

Our May/June issue on Vladimir Putin’s great power projection is out now.

Matteo Renzi has returned quickly to frontline politics in Italy.

Rivalries at the Eurovision Song Contest have reached new heights.

A Macron victory is no certainty.

Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party, has lost out to the radicals.

Angela Merkel’s sharing a platform with Ivanka Trump to discuss the empowerment of women was a clever move.

For Theresa May the UK snap election comes with little political risk, and potentially significant rewards.

With just ten days until the French election, firebrand Mélenchon has shaken up the race.

Running against Angela Merkel in September, Martin Schulz’s policy ideas are as exciting as they are hard to pin down.

The referendum in Turkey will likely mark the end of the Kemalist era.

Germany’s Social Democrats are turning defense spending into an election issue.

Threatening war against Spain over the future of Gibraltar, the Brexiteers’ inflated self-regard has seeped into the military sphere.

The six countries of the Western Balkans need the EU’s full attention.

Donald Trump’s protectionist impulses could have disastrous consequences.

As the Brexit process begins the British government finds it has few friends left.