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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe

It’s tempting to see a nefarious and belligerent Russia behind every threat. But has the West created a convenient bogey man?

A partial retreat from globalization will be a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

The clean energy sources of the future will have their own tricky oversupply problems.

The Greek prime minister has had a good run since coming to power last July.

The COVID-19-induced economic carnage provides Boris Johnson with a cover for a hard Brexit. 

French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped his bulldozer approach to European politics.

Preparations for the Conference on the Future of Europe are on hold. But the EU’s need to reconnect with its citizens will be bigger still once the work of Europe’s recovery begins.

Some change at least, it seems, is inevitable.

The coronavirus crisis will give an enormous boost to digitalization and the data economy.

Just as COVID-19 presents a threat to public health, China’s and Russia’s authoritarianism presents a threat to the West, warn our authors from the International Republican Institute.

US sociologist RICHARD SENNETT predicts the pandemic will bring about profound changes.

Portugal has managed the CORVID-19 crisis well so far.

The EU’s future depends on how it handles the COVID-19 crisis. A lot is riding on Germany’s EU presidency later this year.

Negotiating the future relationship with Britain is going to be difficult for the EU. Time pressure is acute, interests diverge, and the UK’s Brexiteers …

Europe can still turn around the transatlantic relationship. But it needs to recognize the historical patterns at work behind Donald Trump and rethink its …

If humans manage to break their addiction to fossil fuels and avoid climate catastrophe, trade patterns will change profoundly. The new geopolitics of energy …