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What to Expect from a Labour Government

To the surprise of most, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a snap election for July 4. The opposition Labour Party is widely expected to win it.

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John Kampfner
IPQ
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Turbulence Ahead, as Europe Prepares to Vote

Amid all the angst about the far right, there is evidence that voters are taking the European Parliament elections more seriously than five years ago. 

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Tony Connelly
IPQ
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Time for a Franco-German Plan for Ukraine

Germany and France haven’t managed to devise a joint Ukraine strategy. Making good of that missed chance is now essential. It will involve talking about debt. 

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Joseph de Weck
Michel Duclos
IPQ
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“The Authoritarian Strongman Government Is on the Rise”

US democracy has changed dramatically over the past 30 years, and a return of Donald Trump to the White House cannot be ruled out. What would it mean for America and the world? An interview with Francis Fukuyama.

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Francis Fukuyama
IPQ
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Macron’s Battle for his European Legacy

Emmanuel Macron’s second Sorbonne speech showed that the French leader wants to shape a European legacy that will outlast his presidency. In doing so, he also highlighted the major fault lines in the Franco-German relationship.

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Jacob Ross
IPQ
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Berlin Cable

From Beijing to Kyiv

With his second visit to Beijing to see Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set himself up for a failure. In contrast, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, when visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky three days later, had a firmer grasp of realities.

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Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Pariscope

Carbon Critical

The EU’s Desultory 2040 Emissions Reduction Pledge

The fine print for Europe’s ambitious reduction goal—90 percent by 2040—is on the line in Europe’s upcoming elections. 

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Emily Hardy
Dan Helmeci
IPQ
Carbon Critical
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Editors’ Picks

For NATO to Thrive, Europe Needs to Wake Up

Donald Trump’s possible re-election as US president hangs over the transatlantic alliance like the Sword of Damocles. Europeans need to face facts and build a much stronger European pillar of NATO.

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Jana Puglierin
IPQ
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France’s Olympic Chance

French glamour and pride will be showcased when Paris hosts the Olympic Games this summer—while exposing endemic faults that urgently need fixing.

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Nabila Ramdani
IPQ
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The European Union’s Hungary Problem

The Orbán government’s upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union has sparked criticism. More important, however, is the question of how the EU deals with a member state that breaks away from the principles of the rule of law.

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Thu Nguyen
IPQ
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The Bundeswehr Returns to the Indo-Pacific

Germany’s navy and air force are planning to beef up their participation in various military exercises halfway around the world in 2024. This speaks of a clearer strategy vis-à-vis China and the region.

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Helena Legarda
IPQ
Indo-Pacific Watch
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A Connected Europe in the Digital World

The EU needs more than rules to forge a successful technological future. Its digital policy will serve the bloc better if it stays open and consciously linked to the rest of the world.

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Rebecca Christie
IPQ
Brussels Briefing
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Europe’s Impossible Middle East Mission

The EU has despatched a maritime mission to the Red Sea, in defense of maritime security and the freedom of navigation. Whether or not the root cause—Israel’s war in Gaza—is brought to an end will determine success or failure.

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Nathalie Tocci
IPQ
Quarterly Concerns
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China, Russia, and the War in Ukraine

The Sino-Russian relationship has become a more intractable problem for the transatlantic alliance. The West should continue to concentrate its efforts on Beijing.

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Angela Stent
IPQ
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Deutschland 2030

Germany Needs Real Change. The Key? Climate Policy

The German economy is already paying the price for having put the green energy transition on the backburner. To win the future, it needs four “Ds”: Decarbonization, digitalization, decentralization, and democratization.

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Claudia Kemfert
IPQ
Deutschland 2030
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Germany Needs a New Growth Model

Berlin should fundamentally reset its growth strategy instead of clinging to a model of industrial export corporatism that is flatlining.

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Sander Tordoir
Shahin Vallée
IPQ
Deutschland 2030
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The German Business Model of 2030

By building on its many strengths and addressing its current weaknesses, Germany is entering the decarbonized age at speed.

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Jörg Kukies
IPQ
Deutschland 2030
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