The Long Shadow
europe by numbers
the long shadow
jarosław kuisz and karolina wigura
The myth of the West is waning in Central and Eastern Europe.
interview with karel schwarzenberg
The former Czech foreign minister on Europe’s imperfect merger.
The post-1989 period brought economic success to Central and Eastern Europe. A new generation now needs to update the model.
Their different views of 1989 divide Poland’s main parties.
For Germany’s populist far-right AfD, eastern Germany is a main hunting ground.
Soon at the helm of the European Central Bank, the former IMF chief is likely to continue Mario Draghi’s loose monetary policy.
Sausage-loving Germany debates a controversial idea.
the climate emergency
Europe can lead the way decoupling growth and environmental polution, by example and in its own interest.
michael t. klare
In contrast to the president, the US military is taking action.
postcard from the new silk road
The deep-sea port project in Georgia’s Anaklia has lost its US backers, and China is ready to step in.
op-eds on german foreign policy
Gerhard Schroeder’s chancellorship continues to guide SPD foreign policy thinking, and that is a good thing.
All the party’s core concerns are global in nature.
words don’t come easy
marina watson peláez
An unlikely government coalition has turned Portugal around.
The UK’s new prime minister steers the country toward a hard Brexit. An early election looms.
jean-baptiste jeangène vilmer
The attempt to meddle with the 2017 French presidential election failed. But it is vital to draw the right conclusions, and prepare.
The international debate about AI ethics has only just begun.
sights and sounds
Berlin is en vogue as a film and television backdrop, but some clichés die hard.
red herring & black swan
Some fear that American withdrawal from Europe would lead to German hegemony. But that’s unlikely.
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