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


On the eve of the Munich Security Conference, the CDU’s new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer talks foreign policy with BERLIN POLICY JOURANAL.


The Irish Government is engaging in an ambitious expansion of its representation abroad. Just don’t mention Brexit. 

Helping companies battling US and Chinese competition, there are better ways for the EU than abandoning merger control.


Freedom of navigation is a vital European interest, even in areas where China claims special rights.


Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the need for cooperation amid great power conflict.


Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov warns against destroying the current world order before thinking about what could replace it.


Munich Security Conference (MSC) Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger on his wishes and concerns for 2019.


How a sailing ship came to represent all that’s wrong with Germany’s Bundeswehr.


Reaffirming and extending the Élysée Treaty of 1963, Macron and Merkel missed a chance to demonstrate their common strength. It was a mixed day …


The EU’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit make for a scary read.


Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead. Now the only way she can avoid a catastrophic no-deal Brexit is to abandon her red lines, or ask for a deadline extension.


Strong support for central and eastern European leaders will impact the European elections.


For years, Germany has pursued an ambivalent, but lucrative China policy. These times seem to be over.

A look into the engine room of German-French relations.


Ahead of European elections in May, the European People’s Party is facing a major test within its own ranks.


Theresa May leaves with coal in her stocking.


On Brexit, stances are hardening in Berlin and Brussels.


A Green surge in Europe is held back by a lack of representation in eastern and southern EU countries.


The first part of Angela Merkel’s phased departure from power has worked out as planned. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s road to the chancellery, however, will be more difficult.


The experienced politician from one of Germany’s smallest states has often been underestimated–like Angela Merkel.