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Too soon for champagne toasts to GroKo (Commentary)

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.

From Iran to North Korea, German policymakers are at a loss (Commentary)

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.

Berlin’s European agenda (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2018

The next German government must lead the way in forging European consensus on migration, foreign policy, and a common system of values. This means it will have to think bigger than ever before.

EU can go your own way on Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 05 January 2018

Europe is right to choose a different path to Trump's destructive diplomacy 

Ankara’s EU charm offensive (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 18 January 2018

Turkey seems finally to be settling for a second-tier “privileged partnership” with Europe.

Time to Talk About a One State Solution? (Commentary)

Lord Peter Hain - 22 February 2018

May unwavering in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 07 February 2018

Even though the UK is currently weakened by Brexit, May showed true British stubborness during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands.

Five takeaways from the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 20 February 2018

The world is in need of leadership on the global stage – but in Munich, no leaders were in sight.

Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and deterring Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 22 January 2018

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters.

Xi’s rule for life: what does our anxiety reveal? (Commentary)

François Godement - 28 February 2018

"With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat" (John Milton)

Syria: New rules of the game? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 February 2018

As Syria’s civil war heads towards an end game, wider international fault lines are sharpening. Only Russia has the power to stop escalation but it is yet to choose its course.

Les frères ennemis: Europe’s balancing act between Morocco and Algeria (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 16 March 2018

Morocco’s recent ascension to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is an important indication of its rising influence on the African stage. But the EU overlooks Morocco’s rival Algeria at its peril.

Donald does Davos: The American President goes global (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 25 January 2018

In this week’s episode, Trump takes his “America First” crusade into the very den of globalism: The World Economic Forum in Davos.

The sense of an ending: Contours of the next German government (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 January 2018

The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.