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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


It’s what all sides always said they want to avoid―the return of checkpoints and fences to the island of Ireland. But whatever Brexiteers claim, …


Ten years after the onset of the eurocrisis, how does the eurozone look today? It has survived as an entity, and weathered most—if not …


The Kremlin will continue to try and exploit political chaos and uncertainty arising from the Trump presidency. Europe needs to focus on strengthening NATO …


Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of …


Europe has to figure out the means to an independent foreign policy and stand up to the US president on certain issues, says Barack …


The Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces has helped protect American and European security for 30 years. President Trump’s decision to ditch it was rash. …


The election of the 46-year-old former Europe minister as mayor of Warsaw has caused ripples beyond the capital. The victory of this moderate pro-European …


New CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has often been called an “Angela Merkel 2.0”. In fact, AKK is likely to steer Germany’s conservatives back to …


With Chancellor Angela Merkel leaving the world of politics by 2021, Germany has a rare opportunity to renew its aging national security structures. It …


The French president is struggling to overcome the deepest crisis to hit his government. He’ll have to correct course in 2019. On the streets …


Ten years after the onset of the eurocrisis, some observers  are predicting a sequel. The biggest problems aren’t caused by economics, but politics. As …


China is steadily expanding its security presence and infrastructure in Asia and well beyond, a strategy shaped by Beijing’s global power ambitions. It‘s a …


In 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker became commission president because the European Parliament pushed him as Spitzenkandidat. But that flawed system may not survive the 2019 …


With domestic politics in limbo, the Czech and Slovak governments are becoming more and more dependent on small extremist parties for support.


Since right-wing populist parties began gaining power in Europe and the United States, common wisdom has held that their success is owed to the …


Imagining US foreign policy beyond 2020 means learning from past mistakes. While new narratives are taking hold, politicians on the American left and right …