Tepid on Climate Change
Following years of German inaction, a government commission has drawn up a timetable for phasing out coal. But Angela Merkel’s record on climate has …
Close-Up: Robert Habeck
In a political landscape beset by fragmentation, Germanyʼs Greens are going from strength to strength. Their party leaderʼs instinctive ability to reach new voters …
The Huawei Conundrum
Can Berlin find the courage to ban the world’s biggest telecoms equipment provider from its 5G network? Fear of Chinese espionage must be weighed …
All Hands on Deck
Concerns about fragmentation shape Berlin’s understanding of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy. That carries risks, especially with Brexit approaching. Germany, along with …
Talking about “greater responsibility” has seriously damaged Germany’s foreign policy debate. Time to ditch it. Policies are about interests. In May 2010, German President …
The Unready Hegemon
German foreign and security policy is not prepared for the new era of great power competition. To stand up for its convictions and values, …
Europe by Numbers: The Price of Mobility
“Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union,” says the Treaty of Lisbon. This is a core pillar of the EU’s …
Orban vs Juncker for the EPP’s Future
A long-anticipated split in the center-right EPP group now seems imminent.
Nord Stream 2: The Dead-End of Germany’s Ostpolitik
With Nord Stream 2, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt its credibility.
“Russia Wants to Destabilize Europe”
On the eve of the Munich Security Conference, the CDU’s new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer talks foreign policy with BERLIN POLICY JOURANAL.
The Irish Government is engaging in an ambitious expansion of its representation abroad. Just don’t mention Brexit.
Red Herring & Black Swan: European Champions?
Helping companies battling US and Chinese competition, there are better ways for the EU than abandoning merger control.
How Europe Can Make a Difference in the South China Sea
Freedom of navigation is a vital European interest, even in areas where China claims special rights.
“A Perfect Storm Is the Greatest Danger”
Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov warns against destroying the current world order before thinking about what could replace it.