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September/October 2016



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Troublesome Neighbors

robin niblett

World Order in Peril

The post-1945 international system 
is under pressure, not least by 
forces in the West. With the right steps 
taken, however, it can endure.


thomas schmid

The New Ruffians

How to deal with those political forces insufficiently described as populist.


claire demesmay, thomas kirchner, clemens bomsdorf

Unprincipled Protest

Right-wing populism in France, the Netherlands, and Northern Europe.



By Christine Longin

Emmanuel Macron

Come spring, who will become France’s next president? The non-conformist former minister of the economy has more than 
an outside chance.

germany and europe


andreas rinke

Good Europeans? Not Quite

German politicians undermine 
the European Union.



sinan ülgen

“Turkey Is Much Bigger 
Than Erdogan”

The West’s first task: Reassuring the country of its place in the world.


magdalena kirchner

Farce, Pledge, Distant Goal?

Developments in Turkey after the failed coup pose dilemmas for the EU.

words don’t come easy


lucian kim


Political journalism’s love affair with a newly minted word must end now.

security policy


carsten breuer, 
christoph schwarz

A Milestone, Not an End Point

Germany’s new white paper approaches security policy strategically …


alexandra de hoop scheffer

Paper Tiger No More

… but some issues need clarification 
before the Franco-German couple works hand-in-glove on defense.



annabelle chapman

Turning East

The PiS government is reconfiguring 
Polish foreign policy, but the looming Brexit poses new questions.


michal baranowski

Neighborly Advice

The German-Polish relationship needs 
a good dose of pragmatism.

in 140 characters


Yanis Varoufakis

Greece’s former finance minister defends his
 record and explains how to save Europe.

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