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

MAY/JUNE 2018

AND YET IT MOVES

 

daniela schwarzer

The Status Quo Is Not an Option

The German government needs to forge compromises and build bridges. Stabilizing Europe is in its core interest.

 

interview with wolfgang schäuble

“I Strongly Advise Against Arrogance”

Germany’s most experienced politician in European affairs on the state of the European Union and how to advance it.

 

georg blume

Seeking the Force for Good

High time for the elites in France and Germany to wrack their brains how to jointly take Europe forward.

 

oliver grimm

The Über-Germans

Is Germany over-represented in European institutions?

 

bettina vestring

Paper Army

Berlin wants to move toward a more integrated European defense policy. Given the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, this sounds hollow.

 

hans kundnani

Discipline and Punish

Under German leadership solidarity in the EU has become conditional on structural reforms.

close-up

 

Joanna Sopinska

Cecilia Malmström

Is the EU’s trade commissioner ready for a trade war?

europe’s discontents

 

nicolai von ondarza

Brexit by Brussels

With the May government deeply divided, it’s the remaining EU-27 who determine the make-up of the future EU-UK relationship.

 

interview with zsuzsanna szelényi

“This Election Didn’t Serve Hungary”

Viktor Orbán’s victory isn’t as clear-cut as it may seem.

words don’t come easy

 

dave keating

“Waterloo”

Ever since Swedish band ABBA won in 1974, audiences have shown a preference for English at the Eurovision Song Contest. This time won’t be different.

germany’s economy

 

sebastian heilmann and guntram b. wolff

Squeezed Model

Germany needs to reduce its dependency on exports and push for robust European trade and industrial policies.

the arab world

 

florence gaub

Bread, Freedom, Justice

The next Arab Spring is just a matter of time.

red herrings & black swans

 

tyson barker and mareike oldemeinen

Entering the Ice Age

Much has been written about Donald Trump ripping up the rules of world trade. Don’t believe the hype.

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