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Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks: The view from Berlin

Monday’s Normandy Four summit in the French capital saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron sitting down with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin in a bid to end years of deadly stalemate and bring to an end the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas. What kind of impression did the long-awaited Paris summit make in Berlin?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Germany

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Reconstruction and security sector reform in Syria must go hand in hand

The structure and characteristics of the pre-conflict Syrian security sector contributed heavily to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war; for decades, it stood for corruption, discrimination, violent repression, and large-scale human rights abuses. When the Arab Spring began to unfold in Egypt and Tunisia in early 2011, a group of Syrian school boys got […]

SyriaSource by Nora-Elise Beck and Lars Döbert

Germany Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Ukraine faces a decisive December in a rapidly deteriorating geopolitical climate

With a NATO summit in London and long awaited peace talks in Paris, December is shaping up to be a decisive month for Ukraine, but the geopolitical climate is far from favorable and could deteriorate further.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict France

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

A walk through Berlin: Thirty years after the Fall

John Dunton-Downer provides a glimpse of Berlin as it celebrates its recovered unity three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Photo Essay by John Dunton-Downer

Germany

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Die Mauer im Kopf: The legacy of division in German politics

Pressures from a new global economy and rising rates of migration have collided with the deeply rooted past of a divided Germany to make political predictability a thing of the past. Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is still grappling with a division— the Wall in the minds of the people, rather than an actual physical barrier of steel and concrete.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

What the US learned from the fall of the Wall

After forty years of the Iron Curtain and a divided Germany, it was clear that the US president was in no hurry to dance atop the wall and claim victory if it came at the cost of the US vision for a Europe whole and free.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Germany United States and Canada

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Germany’s social democrats look for a new face, but their problems are much deeper

A change at the top may not be enough to reverse SPD’s decline, as the party has failed to respond to structural changes within German society that have eroded support for the social democrats.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Is Germany going soft on China?

If Germany gets its way, it would be the strongest sign to date that Europe is charting its own course in its ties with China, ignoring pressure from hawks in the Trump administration to pare back economic links.

New Atlanticist by Noah Barkin

China Germany

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Montanino joins CNBC to discuss the relevance of the German economic slowdown and ECB to Italy

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Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Why Germany resoundingly rejected joining a US-led mission against Iran

On July 31, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced Germany’s refusal to join a US-led military mission to safeguard the international shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian aggression and criticized what he called America’s “maximum tension” approach.

IranSource by Gert Hilgers

European Union Germany