A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital

Death in the Himalayas
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Death in the Himalayas

The Master of Reinvention
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The Master of Reinvention

Belarus Primed to Break Free
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Belarus Primed to Break Free

Digital Natives versus Security Hardliners
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Digital Natives versus Security Hardliners


Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles.


The economist MARTIN WOLF thinks Europe has no chance of gaining real strategic autonomy.


An EU free from British membership will mean new challenges, but also new opportunities.


Libya is a perfect case study for the shortcomings of Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy initiatives.


Emmanuel Macron’s big idea for an EU constitutional convention may be watered down by Ursula von der Leyen into a sideshow that could then be ignored. The European Parliament, however, wants it to achieve real reform.


75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Germany needs to rethink how it remembers—and why it does.


Germany’s capital is astonishingly short on politicians with a nation-wide appeal.


Europe has been left as a spectator in the US-Iran conflict as the EU half-heartedly tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.


Brexit won’t be “done” any time soon, neither for the UK nor for the EU.


As national leaders debate the next long-term EU budget, climate and defense are proving the two most contentious issues.


The French President likes to make blunt statements that provoke public outrage. Berlin should brace for more to come.


SPD members have elected a new leadership: two unknown left-wingers. It is hard to see Angela Merkel’s coalition surviving. On Saturday morning, Chancellor Angela …


The pro-reform government of Maia Sandu is out. But the EU’s support did not go unnoticed by the Moldovan people.


Austrian economists are proposing a European Silk Road.


In flawed parliamentary elections, the opposition lost its only two seats. Nevertheless, the EU has little choice but to continue is cautious cooperation with Belarus.


No other challenge facing German politics and industry is harder to discuss frankly than how to handle China. Why?


This year’s shambles around appointing Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission President shown just how absurd the system has become.


Isabel Schnabel, Germany’s nominee to the ECB board, has a pragmatic approach to monetary and fiscal policy.


Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall Bettina Vestring spent two years reporting from the East German city of Dresden.


By rejecting the manner in which the EU develops into a defense actor, Washington risks losing its ability to shape that discussion.