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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe

Much has been written about Donald Trump ripping up the rules of world trade. Don’t believe the hype.


The next Arab Spring is just a matter of time.


Ever since Swedish band ABBA won in 1974, English has ruled supreme at the European Song Contest. This time might be different.


Viktor Orbán’s victory isn’t as clear-cut as it may seem.


With the May government deeply divided, it’s the remaining EU-27 who determine the make-up of the future EU-UK relationship.


Is the EU’s trade commissioner ready for a trade war?


Under German leadership solidarity in the EU has become conditional on structural reforms.


Berlin wants to move toward a more integrated European defense policy. Given the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, this sounds hollow.


Is Germany over-represented in European institutions?


High time for the elites in France and Germany to wrack their brains how to jointly take Europe forward.


Germany’s most experienced politician in European affairs of the state of the European Union and how to advance it.


The German government needs to forge compromises and build bridges. Stabilizing Europe is in its core interest.


Stop the presses! Germans want to pay more for a more efficient European Union.

Germany needs to reduce its dependency on exports and push for robust European trade and industrial policies.


What we really talk about when we talk about Asia.


For more than 500 years the fate of countries and peoples in Asia was shaped by developments and decisions made in the West. Now …