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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


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.


The threat from Russia is overblown.


Berlin should think twice before abandoning its focus on IT security.


Who is the young leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement?


Is the end of nuclear weapons control nigh?


Relations between the West and Russia are at their lowest point in more than thirty years. Change will only come with new leadership in the Kremlin.


The US has given up its global leadership role: the consequences for 2018.


The incoming German government needs to think bigger than ever before.


The Catalan bid to secede has run aground. This is due to Madrid’s determination, but also to the mistakes of an independence movement intent …


The Russian hashtag #protivvsekh, or “against everyone,” is Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign slogan. But it seems everyone is against the controversial reality TV diva, …


The right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD,  has struck a more moderate tone in Germany’s parliament than expected. But there is still plenty …


The mayor of Słupsk, a small city in northern Poland, has made a name for himself as a rising left-wing star fighting a tide …


Poland‘s Law and Justice (PiS) party has made no secret of its skepticism of the European Union. But if the rest of Europe moves …


Budapest has been ever-more confrontational, refusing to accept a European Court ruling over refugees and ranting against Hungarian-born financier George Soros. But a rift …