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

Filling a Vacuum
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Filling a Vacuum

Merkel’s Climate Pivot
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Merkel’s Climate Pivot

A Desperately Dull Campaign
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A Desperately Dull Campaign

QMV + CFSP = A-OK
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QMV + CFSP = A-OK

Socialist Comeback?
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Socialist Comeback?

Alone Among Nationalists
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Alone Among Nationalists


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian interior minister Horst Seehofer have reached a deal. But this migration fight isn’t over, not in Germany and not in the EU.


With this victory, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will assume extensive presidential powers—but the Turkish opposition still has something to build on.


Germany’s government has endorsed imports of liquid natural gas for the first time—but not because of Russia and Nord Stream 2.


Idlib threatens to be the next big flare-up in Syria’s civil war. Germany can play a decisive role in preventing a tragedy.


The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.


Recent agreement in a long-running naming dispute between Greece and Macedonia has been hailed as a breakthrough. But nomenclature aside, not all is well in the Balkans.


Three years after the peak of the refugee crisis, a simmering conflict over migration policy with Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party has turned into open warfare.


Germany’s foreign minister delivered a much-anticipated speech on Europe this week. His answer to America first? Europe United.


Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …


Spain’s new government is facing a host of challenges.


In her first-ever appearance in a Bundestag question-and-answer session, Angela Merkel didn’t break a sweat.


There is a lot to unpack from the German chancellor’s recent interview.


The EU might have the tools to save the Iranian nuclear deal, but it will have to face off against Washington.


US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.

France and Germany urgently need to forge a common strategy to deal with US trade conflicts.


Italy’s political crisis continues, with the populists profiting from President Matarella’s decision to block their choice of finance minister.


Hungary’s government has put forward the “Stop Soros” legislation package. The Central European University is in the crosshairs, too.


An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone reform.


How long will Italy’s new government last?


One month ahead of elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remains the most likely winner. But the country’s political landscape has already changed.