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

 

Editorial

 

EUROPE BY NUMBERS

Exposure to China: A Reality Check

 

Strong on the Outside

ANDERS ASLUND

We Need a Small War

Russia’s newfound strength may prove to be an illusion.

MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

The Big Handover

The wealthy Russian elite will struggle to pass on their riches and status to the next generation.

HEINRICH BRAUSS

Threatening Neighbor

Europe needs to do more to protect itself against the Kremlin’s constant hybrid war.

LIANA FIX

Fast Lane to Moscow

Paris is pushing Berlin to rethink its approach to Russia.

 

CLOSE-UP

PEPIJN BERGSEN

Mark Rutte

The Dutch prime minister has been supremely skilled in navigating fractured politics. Does a Brussels job beckon?

 

CARBON CRITICAL

NOAH GORDON

International Relations, Decarbonized

The decline of fossil fuels will fundamentally reshape geopolitics.

GERMANY

MATTHIAS GEIS

Who Will Save the CDU?

In search of its identity, Angela Merkel’s party faces a stark choice between continuity and rupture.

 

PARISCOPE

JOSEPH DE WECK

The Useful Le Pen Threat

It’s highly unlikely that the far-right leader will replace Emmanuel Macron come 2022.

 

EUROPE

NICOLAI VON ONDARZA
Wanted: A British Model

Brussels has to develop a new form of partnership with the United Kingdom.

JO COELMONT

EUSC? OK!

There is only one way for Europe to set up a Security Council.

TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

MICHAEL C. KIMMAGE
Operation Eisenhower

Europe can stop America turning away from the old continent.

END OF THE NEW SILK ROAD

JACOB MARDELL

A Romantic Name for China’s Economic Might

There’s a world of difference between the hype and the reality of the Belt and Road Initiative.

 

RED HERRING & BLACK SWAN

CHRISTIAN ACHRAINER

Egypt Is No Anchor

Population growth and inequality are making the country fragile.

 

 

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