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On Trade, a Return of Trump Would Spell Trouble for EU

If Donald Trump wins the US presidential election in November, Europeans should once again brace for major transatlantic tensions on trade. An EU policy of strength would be the right response.

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Markus Jaeger
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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
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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
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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
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Time to Get Serious with “De-Risking”

Germany and Europe need to focus their “de-risking” debate on technologies essential for the modernization of China’s military. Simultaneously, they should reduce dependencies more decisively. 

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Thorsten Benner
Jakob Hensing
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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
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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
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Berlin Cable
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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
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