North Stream 2: What the Germans Must Do for Transatlantic Solidarity

By Stephan Richter and J.D. Bindenagel
As much as the current German government would wish otherwise, the North Stream 2 pipeline controversy continues to threaten European unity as well as transatlantic solidarity.
As much as the current German government would wish otherwise, the North Stream 2 pipeline controversy continues to threaten European unity as well as transatlantic solidarity.
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Italy: No Political Crisis, But an Economic One

By Valbona Zeneli
The EU’s patience to throw Italy yet another lifeline after the current one is rapidly vanishing.
The EU’s patience to throw Italy yet another lifeline after the current one is rapidly vanishing.
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Merkel and Her Ill-Advised CAI Deal

By Stephan Richter
What US and German political transitions mean for China relations.
What US and German political transitions mean for China relations.
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Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden

By Stephan Richter and Uwe Bott
Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schröder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU.
Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schröder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU.
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After Brexit: Will the UK Now Lose the Falkland Islands?

By Ludger Kühnhardt
Boris Johnson faces new challenges to British sovereignty, as global power shifts, tiny yet relevant, have returned in the aftermath of Brexit.
Boris Johnson faces new challenges to British sovereignty, as global power shifts, tiny yet relevant, have returned in the aftermath of Brexit.
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Napoleon Alive and Well and Working in Downing Street

By Denis MacShane
The UK needs to realize that cutting trade links with the continent has always been dumb — whether for Napoleon in December 1807 or Johnson in December 2020.
The UK needs to realize that cutting trade links with the continent has always been dumb — whether for Napoleon in December 1807 or Johnson in December 2020.
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Why Boris Johnson Is Opting for a Semi-Brexit

By Denis MacShane
An exhausted British Prime Minister simply can’t fight on two fronts.
An exhausted British Prime Minister simply can’t fight on two fronts.
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Joe Biden and the US’s Pivot to Europe

By Stephan Richter and J.D. Bindenagel
Faced with the Biden administration, Germany must finally come to terms with its geostrategic obligations and commitments.
Faced with the Biden administration, Germany must finally come to terms with its geostrategic obligations and commitments.
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EU: Forever Timid on Erdogan’s Turkey?

By Ronald Meinardus
The EU searches for a solid strategy for dealing with Turkey. The new U.S. administration may induce it to toughen its course.
The EU searches for a solid strategy for dealing with Turkey. The new U.S. administration may induce it to toughen its course.
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Merkel´s 2020/21 Bismarck Moment

By Rupert Strachwitz
Will Germany learn to live up to the harder part of its global responsibilities?
Will Germany learn to live up to the harder part of its global responsibilities?
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