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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


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 …


Angela Merkel is deeply worried that Germany and the EU will fall far behind the US and China behind in developing AI. So far, …


Europe has the capacity to become a global AI leader, and its data protection may even prove to be an advantage. But more support …


China aims to become AI leader and a “technical-economic great power”. It‘s devoting huge resources to that goal. Preparing for the warfare of the …


On July 1, Austria is taking over the presidency of the Council of the EU for six months. Who is its new, young chancellor, …


Angela Merkel is facing her biggest crisis yet. Her sister party, the Bavarian CSU, is rebelling against her policy on refugees. The chancellor needs …


The war in eastern Ukraine entered its fifth year this spring and shows no signs of ending. The Minsk agreement should lead to a …


Aging and overburdened reactors, insufficient funding, a nearby war: Ukrainian nuclear power plants present a threat for all of Europe. The country urgently needs …


Hungary’s populist premier Viktor Orbán not only drinks pálinka, but also uses it as a political tool. The robust brandy brings him closer to …


The EU-India “strategic partnership” is experiencing a revival, with a new focus on political, trade, and security issues. Brexit is a crucial factor as …


The geopolitical shift of power from the United States to China stems from the momentous transformation of energy policy. For Europe and Germany, engagement …

Red Herring & Black Swan: The Other Pivot to Asia

When European countries joined the Beijing-led Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank against the White House’s wishes in 2015, they foreshadowed today‘s transatlantic trade rupture. …

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