Europe’s Sovereignty Conundrum
The call for greater “European sovereignty” has become very popular of late, but it is far from clear what the term means.
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.
Lost in Translation: Communities of Fate
The use of the word “Schicksalsgemeinschaft” in today’s Germany is puzzling.
Discipline and Punish
Under German leadership solidarity in the EU has become conditional on structural reforms.
Business, As Usual
Germany is still as a “geo-economic power”.
If Xi Does a Putin
The crisis in Ukraine has forced the West to reconsider how it defends international law. As tensions in South East Asia grow, can Berlin apply the same lessons to a European Asia policy?