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The January/February 2017 Issue

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Our January/February issue on digital manipulation is out now – available at Google Play
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Here’s the table of contents:

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
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. BY JOB JANSSEN

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.