Putin holds all the cards to maintain political leverage through a persistent low-intensity war in the Donbas.
France and Germany must stand united if Europe is to exert any meaningful political and economic influence in its relations with Beijing. But for now, national interests prevail.
If France and Germany managed to get along, Europe would look very different—and so would the Western Balkans.
Regional victories show how German Christian Democrats and Social Democrats must engage with citizens if they want to weaken the appeal of the AfD before it’s too late.
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.
Four years ago, the AfD had seemed to fade from the political picture. Its recent rise has stopped for now, but Germany is not immune to far-right politics.
In a time of worsening security in the neighborhood and uncertainty about relations with the United States, traditional European alliances are beginning to falter.
The German chancellor discarded caution, discarded her notes, and discarded diplomatic niceties.
Berlin and Paris are no longer providing the leadership Europe urgently needs to adapt to global, geostrategic shifts.
Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck.