Articles on European Strategy

The future global order (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 20 July 2015

In the first episode of this series, Carl Bildt explains that with the dramatic increase in the importance of the cyber world, Europe must create the right environment in which an open, dynamic and global internet can flourish. It is a vital European interest and one that we are neglecting.

Greece and Germany's game of chicken (Commentary)

Olaf Boehnke - 17 July 2015

Despite staving off Greek disaster for now, Merkel and Schäuble have had a frosty reception from political allies in Berlin. 

The ultimate test for Merkel’s ‘muddle through’ model (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 July 2015

Merkel has shown little appetite for the “vision-thing”, but the Greek crisis threatens to push the Chancellor out of her comfort zone

Tsipras' Pyrrhic victory (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2015

Without demonstrating how they can pull off a strategy of gaining debt relief before reforms, Syriza's referendum win could become a Pyrrhic victory.

Idealpolitik or Realpolitik: Germany’s new old foreign policy debate (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 25 June 2015

Germany’s obsessive debate between a value-based and an interest-based foreign policy has returned

G7 summitry – reborn but still the same (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2015

Myths and symbolism have accompagnied the fundamental transformation of the gathering.

Europe’s soft political revolution is Germany’s nightmare (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 May 2015

If the relationship German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU President Donald Tusk have built won’t last, a pillar of Germany’s architecture for the EU will crumble.

"Over and over again" (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 05 March 2015

The extension of the eurozone’s assistance programme for Greece dominates the European debate in Germany and links eurozone politics to the future of Europe. 

The Greek compromise (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 25 February 2015

To applause back home, Germany succeeded in conceding little to Greece – but the result might be future chaos.