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

Good News for Europe
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Good News for Europe

Political Climate Change
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Political Climate Change

Hanging in the Balance
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Hanging in the Balance

Up in Arms
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Up in Arms

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


Trump’s European tour and Merkel’s beer tent rally have left leaders facing uncharted territory.


Impeachment speculation is terrifying European NATO allies.


There is method to the madness of proposing “ethnically homogeneous” Balkan states.


Russia’s big energy projects make no economic sense, but they serve a political purpose.


Merkel has little interest in Macron’s more ambitious EU plans unless Paris gets its house in order.


Europe’s future hinges on relations between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.


Matteo Renzi has returned quickly to frontline politics in Italy.


Rivalries at the Eurovision Song Contest have reached new heights.


A Macron victory is no certainty.


Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party, has lost out to the radicals.


Angela Merkel’s sharing a platform with Ivanka Trump to discuss the empowerment of women was a clever move.


For Theresa May the UK snap election comes with little political risk, and potentially significant rewards.


With just ten days until the French election, firebrand Mélenchon has shaken up the race.


Running against Angela Merkel in September, Martin Schulz’s policy ideas are as exciting as they are hard to pin down.


The referendum in Turkey will likely mark the end of the Kemalist era.


Germany’s Social Democrats are turning defense spending into an election issue.


Threatening war against Spain over the future of Gibraltar, the Brexiteers’ inflated self-regard has seeped into the military sphere.


The six countries of the Western Balkans need the EU’s full attention.

Donald Trump’s protectionist impulses could have disastrous consequences.


As the Brexit process begins the British government finds it has few friends left.