The coronavirus pandemic is putting the liberal script under immense pressure—but it could prosper again if democracies radically reorder their priorities during and after this crisis.
As the United States confronts China more directly, Merkel is exploring deeper cooperation with Xi. Economic upheaval from the coronavirus could reinforce the temptation in Berlin to keep Beijing close.
China and the EU face enormous challenges in 2020: human rights, Huawei, and beyond. The EU is taking a tougher stand—what does this mean for the EU-China relationship?
Keeping Europe united, keeping the transatlantic relationship strong, and keeping the values of the West depends much on Germany.
The far right is creating a serious leadership crisis for Germany and the rest of Europe. The next CDU leader will need strategy, stamina, and charisma to stop the rise of the AfD.
The efforts to end the war in Libya is a test of German leadership. It might even be the beginning of a new role for Germany, which can no longer afford to let others do the diplomacy and the fighting.
Boris Johnson’s sweeping election victory brings clarity for Britain but not for Europe as it enters a decade of major geostrategic shifts.
NATO leaders have fundamentally different views about terrorism, Russia, and European security. Dealing with these challenges will determine the alliance’s future direction.
Hold your breath! The American and French presidents’ provocative views on NATO are good for the alliance—provided Germany starts acting strategically.
Putin holds all the cards to maintain political leverage through a persistent low-intensity war in the Donbas.