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


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. Here’s why. France had Jacques Chirac, who was mayor of Paris for 18 …


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.


On November 1, the UK was supposed to have left the EU, and Ursula von der Leyen was supposed to start her job as Commission President. Neither will happen.


Critics say Germany’s carbon price is too low. But price isn’t the only factor policymakers need to consider. 


The German government’s three new prevention strategies set high conceptual standards, but they need more focus.


Boris Johnson has traded a hypothetical, temporary, all-UK backstop for a certain, permanent one for Northern Ireland only. Meanwhile, France is blocking accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. 


The right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won re-election, but has a tricky four years ahead.