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Sumi Somaskanda
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is an editor of Berlin Policy Journal and a contributor to The Atlantic and Foreign Policy.

There’s a lot of talk about AI’s potential—and a lot of worry about responsibility.


The showdown between Israel and Iran took center stage at the Munich Security Conference’s final day.


The second day of the MSC laid bare some of the challenges facing Europe and the global community, with Russia and Turkey taking the floor.


Day One of the Munich Security Conference started with a stark warning to the world – and some signs that Europe will get serious on defense.

We have lost our editor-in-chief – an outstanding expert, journalist, writer, teacher, colleague, friend.

The German Council on Foreign Relations and the BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL team mourn the death of Dr Sylke Tempel.


The populist AfD once polled in the double digits. The party’s support has waned, but not enough to stop it from entering the Bundestag.