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Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.


The new European Commission line-up signals an appetite to take on the United States, China, and Russia


On her trip to China, Chancellor Angela Merkel did little to distance Berlin from Beijing.


A Chinese firm won a bid to build a bridge meant to “safeguard Croatia’s territorial integrity.” European construction companies say they can’t compete against …


Of course transparency on NATO’s Eastern flank is important. But until Russia stops its provocations, it will be hard to reduce tensions. 


Huge relief for Germany’s coalition parties: the AfD did not come first in Saxony or Brandenburg.


As aide to Czechoslovakia’s revolutionary leader Václav Havel and
two-time foreign minister (2007–09 and 2010–13), Karel Schwarzenberg has had a ringside view of Europe’s imperfect.


Gerhard Schroeder’s chancellorship shapes SPD foreign policy thinking to this day―and that is a good thing.


The former French finance minister and IMF chief s likely to continue Mario Draghi’s loose monetary policy, disappointing many Germans.

Green Foreign Policy DNA

The Green Party’s core policies are global in nature, from protecting the environment to defending human rights and democracy. Acting through the EU is the basis of all Green foreign policy.

Red Herring & Black Swan: Is the German Question Back?

As the transatlantic relationship frays, thereʼs renewed talk of a return to German dominance in Europe. In fact, US withdrawal could have the opposite effect, as Franceʼs military might become more important.


A flurry of AI ethics guidelines have been published this year, by the EU, the OECD, and Beijing. But there are many stumbling blocks ahead before binding rules can be implemented.


Portugal’s government has defied the skeptics and made a success of its uneasy alliance of left-wing parties. But not everyone has benefited. Just a …

Europe by Numbers: The Von der Leyen Budget

Although it was largely absent from the European election campaign, the negotiations over the next so-called Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)— the EU’s budget—will take …


The post-1989 period brought unique economic success to Central and Eastern Europe. The next generation must update this model. For the West, reengagement is needed.


Boris Johnson appears to have painted the United Kingdom—and himself—into a corner. A no-deal Brexit and an election loom.