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


British Prime Minister Theresa May is yet again fighting for her political life as she seeks to persuade the British parliament to back her Brexit deal.


Friedrich Merz, out of politics for almost a decade, could become Germany’s new strong man—so who is he, and what does he want?


British Prime Minister Theresa May could still get her Brexit deal through Parliament.


The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.


Italy’s clash with Brussels over its budget proposal is just the latest in a string of problems threatening to destabilize its shaky coalition government.


Angela Merkel leaving the international stage may be bad news for quick EU reform. In the long run, however, her successor will likely turn into at least as good a European.


Europe should take a principled stance in response to the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


The use of the word “Schicksalsgemeinschaft” in today’s Germany is puzzling.


The October EU summit was supposed to be the last chance for a Brexit deal—until it wasn’t.


Greek leaders are resurfacing demands that Germany pay reparations for the Nazi occupation.


The Greens’ success in Bavaria is a strong statement against the anti-migrant campaigns of the established conservatives and the far-right.

The French president’s brainchild shapes up as primarily a military-to-military “strategic workshop,” not intended to become a separate intervention force.


After 13 years in power, Angela Merkel’s authority is crumbling.


Rather than making overtures to the Kremlin, German foreign minister Heiko Maas pushes for more cooperation with Central Europe.


Improving German-Turkish relations hinges on Turkey’s government reversing its slide into authoritarianism.


After weeks of quarreling, Germany’s coalition parties are hemorrhaging support.


EU leaders had hoped to make progress on Brexit and migration, but they left the Salzburg summit with little to show for on both fronts.


Merkel’s coalition has agreed a shaky compromise over a controversial spy chief.


The European Parliament’s censure of Viktor Orbán could spark a political realignment that creates the most powerful far-right movement in Europe since 1945.


Is there a power struggle at the heart of Germany’s government?