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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe

How long will Angela Merkels fourth and final government last? In Berlin, there’s speculation that her grand coalition could collapse this fall. Klaus Wowereit, …

The EU‘s foreign and security policy needs to be backed up by shared intelligence. Eventually, the EU should have its own intelligence agency. For …

The limits to European sovereignty are becoming painfully clear. It’s time to embrace a new strategy.

The United States now must create and maintain a global balance of power.

With the European Parliament becoming ever more powerful, it’s important to understand how it functions and what impact it has on the lives of EU citizens. What can we expect from the elections?

Pro-Europeans have long avoided a debate on the end goal of EU integration. It’s time for honesty: ever closer cooperation between member states is the only realistic way forward. 

In the summer of 2040, the EU has finally turned into a functioning regional power. It took Russia attacking the Baltics, another euro crisis, and a migrant boom to get there.

In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.

Two decades from now, there’s a surprising amount of unity in disunity. The EU has progressed in leaps and bounds, proving to be the world’s most flexible organization.

Little thinking has been done about EU disintegration. In the absence of plausible theories, here are three ways things could go wrong for Europe.

Today’s European Union is profoundly dysfunctional. Power is neither located in Brussels nor the capitals. Let’s look to US history for the way forward.

Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister is the poster boy of Europe’s right-wing populists.

From May 23 to 26, 2019, voters across the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. With party …

There are fears that the growing populist forces on the right and left are paving the way for authoritarianism. Yet those same forces can …

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s inexperienced president-elect, needs to learn quickly how to navigate difficult political waters. Russia, his most dangerous foe, has already begun testing …

Since 1989, the West has become stuck in the “politics of eternity,” failing to think either about the past or the future, argues historian …