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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


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 …


Portugal’s former Secretary of State for European Affairs and author of The Dawn of Eurasia, Bruno Maçães, on Asia’s rise and the consequences for …


China attracts Eastern European countries with the promise of financing much needed infrastructure investments. The EU needs to find a common response. Nowhere else …


With its growing economic presence China is expanding its political influence in the Balkans, accelerating the region’s  already worrisome democratic decline. Nearly two decades …


Overshadowed by the rise of China, Japan is facing myriad challenges. It has been forced to seek new alliances and reposition itself on the …


The man from Hamburg is trim, self-confident, and highly ambitious—and he’s staying tight-lipped about his plans for the German finance ministry. His record as …


It’s long been clear who will win Russia’s presidential election. But the campaign is laying bare the flaws within the system Vladimir Putin has …


Russian foreign policy may seem to follow a clear strategy to restore the country’s position as a global superpower. In reality, it is merely …


In Italy’s election campaign, political confrontation has given way to a mudslinging contest. Beppe Grillo, the founder of the populist Five Star Movement, has …


The rules-based international order is under immense pressure, and ever more people are looking to Germany for answers. That is why Berlin is seeking …


There‘s much talk about the likely costs of Brexit for British companies. But European businesses would do well readying themselves for impact, too. Paris, …


Emmanuel Macron has been hailed as the “most pro-European” French president ever. In reality, his policies don‘t diverge all that much from his country’s …


By failing to mediate the outbreak of Catalan nationalism, the EU stands to lose its soul.


How the British prime minister got her stinging nickname.


We need a “Cyber NATO” of democratic states.