European countries want a stronger foreign and defense policy, but they still don’t share a common threat perception.
France and Germany have completely different views about how to get European defense off the ground.
The West is ill-equipped to deal with the post-1945 order.
Germany’s new/old coalition is unstable, yet it has no option but to stick together.
Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security.
Germany’s grand coalition must now seize the chance to reshape Europe with France.
It will be bad news for Europe if an interim coalition deal between Germany’s two main political parties falls apart.
Attempts to rein in the internet industry in democratic countries will show who really is in charge.
If Poland and Hungary are not censured for flouting EU rules, German Euroskepticism will be on the increase.
Progress on European defense needs to go hand in hand with upgrading soft power. In this regard, the EU has not been up to the mark.
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