A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital

Useful Principles
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Useful Principles

Home, Not Alone
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Home, Not Alone

An Impassable Sea
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An Impassable Sea

Not Part of the Club
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Not Part of the Club

Europe’s Chance in Africa
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Europe’s Chance in Africa

What a Mess!
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What a Mess!

Unrepresentative Democracy
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Unrepresentative Democracy

Buying Time
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Buying Time


The 1967 Harmel Report is as relevant as ever for NATO’s strategic thinking.


Germany is facing a new nexus of foreign and domestic politics.


After a disastrous day in Brussels, Theresa May has three options.


There’s been talk recently about Romania’s relationship with the Visegrád Group. Don’t expect it to become a member soon.


Brexit provides an opportunity for the EU to forge a new Africa strategy at the African Union-European Union summit in Côte d’Ivoire.


Coalition talks in Berlin have failed, which might mean new elections.


Few East Germans hold key positions in Germany’s institutions.


Theresa May is caught between plotters at home and doubters in Europe.

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

Russia used social media to influence the German election, too.


The German election outcome signals a return to less consensual politics – which is no bad thing.


Reactions in Berlin to the French president’s proposals for EU reform have been muted – for now.


Tensions are running high in Spain before the independence vote.


Angela Merkel won the elections, but right-wing populists are spoiling the party.


Theresa May’s new plan would only grant the United Kingdom pseudo-independence.


Polish demands for war reparations from Germany could undermine the post-1945 order.


The European Union is swooping in to claim the free trade spoils abandoned by London and Washington.


The European Court of Justice’s ruling on relocating refugees deepens the rift within the EU.


In their one and only public debate Angela Merkel and her challenger Martin Schulz skipped difficult issues.


What the French president’s recent visit to Central and Eastern Europe reveals about his EU reform agenda.