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Germany Should Reengage with a United Kingdom in Flux

Seven years after the Brexit vote shocked Germany, it’s time for the two countries to rediscover common ground. Unfortunately, Berlin is sitting on its hands.

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Henning Hoff
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Berlin Cable
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Why Europe Needs to Rediscover the Art of Political Innovation

Squeezed between the United States and China when it comes to innovation, the EU has been pointing to the “Brussels Effect.” Producing rules, though, does not compensate for not producing things. Europe needs more inclusive structures that reach beyond its borders rather than closing them down.

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Roderick Parkes
IPQ
Essay
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Universalism and Its Discontents

The West should give up its messianism, but not its norms and principles when interacting with the Global South.

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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff
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Zeitenwende in South Korea: The Myth of Mutual Exclusivity

As South Korea positions itself as a “global pivotal state,” the country’s dual pursuit of a strong US alliance and greater strategic autonomy may well serve as a lesson for Europe.

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Sonja R. Stevenson
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Op-Ed: How NATO Is Helping Ukraine

Ukraine’s links with the transatlantic alliance reach back to the 1990s. However, Russia’s brutal war of aggression has led to NATO’s practical cooperation with Ukraine expanding further.

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Gerlinde Niehus
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Sunak, Starmer, and Europe: A Story of Small Steps

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to build on the Windsor Agreement; relations with the rest of Europe are stagnating. His presumptive successor, Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer, is unlikely to fundamentally change direction, either.

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John Kampfner
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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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A False Restart

Before the summer break, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ coalition had pledged to stop squabbling and do a better job at governing. But old habits die hard.

Author/s
Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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Rethinking the West’s Russia Strategy

The United States and Europe need a new approach to dealing with Russia. Any new strategy has to accept that the West will be facing an aggressive Russia for decades rather than years.

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Vladislav Inozemtsev
IPQ
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Doubling Down on the Baltics

Germany’s announcement of its willingness to deploy 4,000 soldiers to Lithuania was a very welcome development. However, there is scope for an even bigger Berlin role in enhancing the Baltic states’ security.

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Māris Andžāns
IPQ
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