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The March/April 2017 Issue

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© Cover Artwork: Katinka Reinke

Our March/April issue on the upcoming French presidential election is out now – available via mobile devices at Google Play
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Here’s the table of contents:

EUROPE BY NUMBERS
Misery Loves Company

THE ARSONIST
NATALIE NOUGAYRÈDE
Republic at Stake
France’s presidential election stands out as a potentially earth-shattering event for the EU.

MARTIN MICHELOT AND MARTIN QUENCEZ
La Dédiabolisation
How Marine Le Pen turned the Front National into a force with a chance at France’s presidency.

MAYA VIDON-WHITE
Coffee at Trump Tower
Is Le Pen profiting from a Trump effect? Don’t bet on it.

CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND DANIELA SCHWARZER
Tandem Malfunction
The Franco-German alliance needs a reset.

CLOSE-UP
Martin Schulz
The former president of the European Parliament is shaping up to be a formidable challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel. But is he a winner? By BARBARA WESEL

WORLD ORDER
ULRICH SPECK
Enter the B Team
If the Trump administration turns its back on the world, other countries need to step up to defend the US-built liberal order.

BREXIT
NICOLAI VON ONDARZA
Breaking Good
Theresa May seeks a hard Brexit, but wants to retain access to the single market. It’s time for the EU to define its interests.

SOPHIA BESCH
A Quantum of Solace
London is likely to use its security assets as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

THE OSCE AND UKRAINE
CELESTE WALLANDER
“Does the OSCE Still Serve Its Purpose?”
In eastern Ukraine, Russia is supposed to be part of the peace process, even as it interferes with the OSCE’s mission.

NIKOLAUS VON TWICKEL
Mission Possible
The OSCE mission faces widespread distrust, but it could still succeed.

WORDS DON’T COME EASY
CARL NASMAN
“Snowflake”
Fragile, whiny, and weak: How the right-wing brands its critics.

GERMANY
RINA SOLOVEITCHIK
Little Russia
Germany’s Russlanddeutsche minority is no fifth column, but susceptible to the Kremlin’s propaganda.

ITALY
REGINA KRIEGER
Europe’s Bumblebee
Italy’s economy is defying the laws of gravity, but for how long?

EUROEPAN ENCOUNTERS
PAOLO GUERRIERI AND JOOST TAVERNE
“Solidarity Has a Strong Feel-Good Factor”
What we’re talking about when we talk about European solidarity.