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

Chronicle of an End Foretold
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Chronicle of an End Foretold

EU’s Travails in Turbulent Moldova
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EU’s Travails in Turbulent Moldova

The One Trillion Euro Idea
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The One Trillion Euro Idea

Geopolitics, As Usual
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Geopolitics, As Usual

Silence is Silver
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Silence is Silver


Ursula von der Leyen is pushing aside traditional foreign policy in order to focus on an area where the EU has more power: economics. 


A formidable Spaniard is about to take over as Europe’s chief diplomat, and he will strive to make the EU a heavyweight in international affairs.


The European Parliament has rejected the Hungarian and Romanian commissioner nominees, and the Polish nominee is in serious trouble.


No matter how Canada’s October election goes, Germany’s multilateral agenda is likely to see a transatlantic setback.


The changing of the guard in Brussels offers the French president the chance of a new beginning in Europe.


Germany and France will officially launch an Alliance for Multilateralism at the United Nations General Assembly. They should consider three policy issues that will make or break the Alliance.


Angela Merkel’s government presented a “climate package” that disappointed.


A television experiment reveals how close Germany’s right-wing AfD has moved to Nazi language.


Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.


The new European Commission line-up signals an appetite to take on the United States, China, and Russia


On her trip to China, Chancellor Angela Merkel did little to distance Berlin from Beijing.


Of course transparency on NATO’s Eastern flank is important. But until Russia stops its provocations, it will be hard to reduce tensions. 


Huge relief for Germany’s coalition parties: the AfD did not come first in Saxony or Brandenburg.


The right-wing populist AfD has struck a nerve in the former East Germany.


The inaugural winner of the Sylke Tempel Essay Prize for Young Women is Annabelle Chapman.


The White House is threatening to withdraw US troops from Germany. With Donald Trump, this could actually happen.


Germany and Europe will not find solutions to the climate crisis without the United States


Giving a flat “no” to a naval mission to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf does not solve Germany’s dilemmas.


Despite Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on protestors, politicians in eastern Germany are emphasizing their ties with Russia—and practicing post-communist identity politics.


Poland won’t exactly be getting the “Fort Trump” it wanted. But NATO’s robust force posture in the East, like Russia’s, still risks being misinterpreted.