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


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.


Viktor Orbán’s power grab in Budapest has overshadowed a parallel political drama in Warsaw regarding the presidential elections on May 10.


Europe and Germany are dependent on cooperation with China on global challenges. But Brussels and Berlin need to defend their interests.


Should the EU economy run on uranium? Its two biggest countries disagree.


Macron wants to turn Corona into a European challenge, but falls flat on his own and Berlin’s nationalist reflexes.


Ensuring that transatlantic flows are sustained in the COVID-19 crisis is one of the most important things that can be done right now.


The EU has shown unprecedented flexibility in the initial days of an acute crisis. That does not mean the European project is collapsing.


That Trump may have tried and failed to poach a German company is a perfect narrative for a country deep in crisis.


Germany’s policy of West-orientation has been fading under Angela Merkel, but it might soon see a revival.


Russia has deliberately expanded its relationships with African countries in recent years.


Europeans have little to worry about a Sanders presidency.


Many in Europe warn that there will be no going back to the status quo ante in transatlantic affairs even if Donald Trump turns out to be a one-term president. That’s questionable.


How much did Wilhelm of Prussia, son of Germany’s last emperor, help Adolf Hitler in his rise to power?


Germany needs to change its approach to the Sahel region and that includes rethinking its assumptions, being more flexible and standing up for itself when it comes to its international partners.


Young media professionals in Germany and Israel, apply!


Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles.