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

Death in the Himalayas
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Death in the Himalayas

The Master of Reinvention
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The Master of Reinvention

Belarus Primed to Break Free
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Belarus Primed to Break Free

Digital Natives versus Security Hardliners
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Digital Natives versus Security Hardliners


With Europe reassessing its relations with Beijing, it should pay more attention to the conflict between India and China.


Despite a shambolic handling of the coronavirus crisis, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has largely maintained his popularity.


Young people in Belarus want more than the stability Aleksander Lukashenka has offered for almost three decades. They may well get it.

The violent aftermath of the Belarusian election has exposed the erosion of trust among young people in the regime.


The key to energy transition is energy replacement—quitting coal.


Olaf Scholz’ early nomination as “chancellor candidate” bodes ill for the stability of Germany’s new European policy.


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Capitalism’s critics should pick the right targets: outdated structures, and an idea of human nature which hinders self-determination.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