Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 February 2018
The grand coalition treaty is strongly pro-European in tone, but the devil is in the details – and it could yet be rejected by SPD members.
Josef Janning - 17 January 2018
The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.
Josef Janning - 12 January 2018
Postwar German foreign policy is based on cooperation, rules and trust, not power, interest and threat. But with crises from Iran to North Korea likely to be play out the old-fashioned way, that approach looks naive.
Gustav Gressel - 15 December 2017
German relegation of security and defence to non-core issues leaves European observers puzzling where Germany is heading, and how far it can be relied upon.
Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 December 2017
A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it.
Josef Janning - 21 November 2017
The standstill in German governance will likely amplify political fragmentation in the EU.
Ulrike Esther Franke - 17 November 2017
Criticisms of PESCO could equally be applied to Germany’s broader security and defence policy.
Josef Janning - 08 November 2017
The indications are this new German government will struggle to take advantage of the foreign policy opportunities presented by this election.
Christel Zunneberg - 24 October 2017
The Franco-German engine gets all the media attention, but it is Dutch-German cooperation that has done the important work in recent years.
Piotr Buras - 29 September 2017
It is Warsaw who must make the first move if they are to repair German-Polish relations in this decisive moment for Europe.
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