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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


This past summer, refugee policy was once again at the top of Germany’s political agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government nearly collapsed in June when …


The German defense debate is backsliding, and there’s still no common understanding of what the country wants to achieve with its military. A wakeup …


Germany is starting a long-overdue overhaul of its armed forces that will take more than a decade to implement. Staying the course and funding …


Germany’s record on foreign missions has been mixed. The Bundeswehr has rarely been able to fulfill the government’s political aims, but militarily, the armed …


At a time when its armed forces are massively over-burdened, Paris is greatly reliant on its partners. But Germany is not ready to play …


The best way for Germany to lead the future defense of Europe is to bring all Europeans together, the United Kingdom included. But real …


As foreign secretary and secretary for exiting the European Union, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab have taken up keys posts in the British government. …


There’s not much love left between political sisters CDU and CSU.


How a European refugee and migration policy could look.


Turkey’s economic woes have huge consequences for Europe. It’s time Berlin steps in.


The United States’ military isn’t the only one with drones.


Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is suggesting a new world order.


No question about it: transatlantic relations are going through a rough patch. But as the German ambassador to NATO writes, the alliance is strong …


US President Donald Trump does not, to put it lightly, have a warm relationship with Germany, nor with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, against whom …


In the coming years, and all across the world, AI will shape politics, the economy, and society. It will also disrupt international affairs. There …


AI is on the verge of becoming a critical part of our societies, says former State Secretary of Defense Katrin Suder. A debate over …