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


Europe’s new year has started ignominiously – and fears are growing about whether the continent will be able to manage the refugee crisis.


After ten years in office, the German Chancellor at last surprises our columnist.


A KGB Christmas card has found its way to our offices.


The hard line on Vladimir Putin is weakening, in Germany and elsewhere.


London and Beijing are getting closer – at a cost.


Why Germany is engaging in France’s war against the so-called Islamic State.


Germans are becoming impatient with the way Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching the refugee crisis.

Is the Russian-Iranian cooperation in Syria a marriage of convenience or the emergence of an alliance?


The current wave of immigration presents a huge opportunity for Europe.


One year on and against the backdrop of a worsening refugee crisis, the self-appointed “defenders of the Occident“ have radicalized.


With Nord Stream 2 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is nearing his goal of cutting Ukraine out of the gas supply picture.


Russia’s actions in Syria make a bad situation worse.


Even though rarely discussed, climate change is one factor exacerbating the present refugee crisis engulfing Europe.


Many Germans still believe the chancellor was right when she opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees. But doubts are growing, and her party, too, is becoming nervous. Could her job be at stake?


The refugee crisis is forcing Germany to define German values.

Berlin has emerged as the continent’s de facto leader – but what does this mean in 21st century Europe?


Paradoxically, the agreement over the Iranian nuclear program is likely make things more difficult for President Hassan Rouhani. Rather than bolstering the forces of reform, the deal may end up having the opposite effect.


There are growing signs that an armistice is taking hold in eastern Ukraine. It would be no victory for Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s undeclared hybrid war, though.


Its foreign policy in tatters, Turkey reluctantly joins the anti-IS coalition.


With US President Barack Obama and the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates rolling out their climate change strategies, now is a good time to take a look at what has worked – and what has not – in Germany and the rest of Europe.