Europe by Numbers: Refugees, Elsewhere
This past summer, refugee policy was once again at the top of Germany’s political agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government nearly collapsed in June when …
Stuck in a Holding Pattern
The German defense debate is backsliding, and there’s still no common understanding of what the country wants to achieve with its military. A wakeup …
The Long Road to Readiness
Germany is starting a long-overdue overhaul of its armed forces that will take more than a decade to implement. Staying the course and funding …
Rising to the Task
Germany’s record on foreign missions has been mixed. The Bundeswehr has rarely been able to fulfill the government’s political aims, but militarily, the armed …
A French View: Oil and Water
At a time when its armed forces are massively over-burdened, Paris is greatly reliant on its partners. But Germany is not ready to play …
A British View: Thinking About War
The best way for Germany to lead the future defense of Europe is to bring all Europeans together, the United Kingdom included. But real …
Close-Up: Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab
As foreign secretary and secretary for exiting the European Union, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab have taken up keys posts in the British government. …
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Schwesterpartei”
There’s not much love left between political sisters CDU and CSU.
“We Need a Balance Between Heart and Head”
How a European refugee and migration policy could look.
Turkey’s economic woes have huge consequences for Europe. It’s time Berlin steps in.
Red Herring & Black Swan: Droned Out
The United States’ military isn’t the only one with drones.
A New Counterweight?
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is suggesting a new world order.