Germany’s role in Europe risks being distracted by a string of important regional elections that will set the tone for next year’s federal poll.
Both Paris and Berlin are keen to boost the EU’s military role in the world. But their different strategic cultures may hinder the creation of a stronger EU defense.
Germany’s defense ministry has published an ambitious and critical assessment of the country’s armed forces and their role in international security.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
A recent article by Germany’s foreign minister sidesteps the key foreign policy questions to which Berlin’s allies are looking for answers.
Besides its immense symbolic importance for Poland, the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw is also about Germany’s increasing role in the alliance.
A European Union without Britain demands a new kind of balancing act from Germany.
The German chancellor is the only leader who still has the authority to shape the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and rescue the European project from the Euroskeptics.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU is a chance for Poland and Germany to work more closely together for Europe and the transatlantic relationship.
German politicians including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are using thinly veiled threats to try to keep Britain in the EU. That approach is unlikely to work.