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Berlin Policy Journal

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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 …

The United Kingdom’s departure from the EU is the greatest political success for opponents of European integration. Paradoxically, however, Brexit is forcing EU-skeptical parties …


As deputy prime minister and interior minister, the leader of the right-wing Lega party has quickly become the dominant force in Italian politics. His …


First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level.  But the hurdles …


Europe‘s right-wing populists are shifting away from a total rejection of EU institutions. Instead, they are attempting to harness them to their own ideology, …