Out of Step
Once a pioneer in gay rights, Germany is losing its progressive reputation.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to undermine Israel’s democratic institutions.
There are compelling reasons for the EU to use the OSCE to engage China on security issues of joint concern.
The SPD, Germany’s oldest party traditionally fighting for social justice, is in a bind.
The TTIP Controversy
Germans fear a Trojan horse and the end of democracy.
Europe by Numbers: TTIP-Toeing
The battle for TTIP looks to be increasingly uphill, at least in Germany.
“We Are All on Guard”
How the German government has been coping with the refugee crisis, and still is.
“The Germans Have to Admit They Need Their Neighbors”
From Willkommenskultur to German angst – and back?
One Crisis among Many
Paris views the refugee crisis through a different lens than Berlin.
From Sprint to Marathon
Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece.
The Italian government has put together a contingency plan to address a possible new wave of refugees coming from the South.
Close Up: Sergey Lavrov
The veteran of the Soviet school of diplomacy serves largely as the figurehead for a foreign policy beyond his control.
“It Could Get Much Worse”
What the Panama Papers have revealed about the Russian President’s rule.
Turning the Screw
The EU should maintain – and strengthen – sanctions on Russia.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Hotspots”
The obfuscating misuse of the English term is troubling not least because “hot spot” previously referred to the kind of place refugees are escaping.
The Sum of Its Parts
The European Union needs to develop a “strategic capacity”.