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


For its own sake and that of the EU, Germany needs to say goodbye to its geo-economic approach to foreign policy. Seven years ago …


The French are self-involved, or so the cliché goes. But they are no chauvinists—just ask the French president.


With the coronavirus pandemic, the window seems to be open for a revival of center-left politics.


Capitalism’s critics should pick the right targets: outdated structures, and an idea of human nature which hinders self-determination.


The two candidates in the run-off vote for the Polish presidency offer very different visions of the role the country can play in the EU.


Russia’s new nuclear doctrine serves multiple purposes, including getting the United States back to the negotiating table.


The world in 2035: There’s an outbreak of a new type of virus, but after a few months it has been contained.


The Syrian regime has violated practically every article of international law. These crimes against humanity will not go unpunished, argues Minister of State Niels Annen.


Populists are having a bad COVID-19 crisis. The key challenge for centrist politics, however, is to combine competence with risk-taking radicalism.


The absence of a viable post-war policy for Afghanistan and Syria under the Trump administration opens the window for the EU.


By launching Gaia-X, Germany and France are pushing for a “European cloud.”

How NATO could make a contribution to fighting climate change.


The history of hydropower shows that renewables have always had flaws.


The Kremlin was quick to send military medical aid to Italy, Serbia, and the United States. The aim: getting sanctions lifted.


France wants insurance against Chinese hegemony.


Trends in German public opinion point to a weakening commitment to both European integration and the transatlantic alliance.


The call for greater “European sovereignty” has become very popular of late, but it is far from clear what the term means.


Lower carbon emissions is a rare silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic. Just don’t confuse it for actual good news for the climate.


The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.


Putin’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has produced a paradox: instead of using the pandemic to further strengthen his personalized power, Russia’s president has refused to take tough measures.