Amid dramatic shifts caused by Russia’s war of aggression, Germany is getting a lot of flak for dragging its feet and acting too slowly. The Scholz government is risking its leadership role in Europe.
The German government needs to do more to address the growing repression in China. Chancellor Olaf Scholz should extend and deepen current efforts to raise the price for serious human rights violations.
Given the resurgence of great power competition, intelligence has a decisive role to play in strengthening the European Union’s security.
The upcoming meeting of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) near Paris offers the chance to forge a Euro-Atlantic Operating System for democratic technology governance.
When it comes to the war in Ukraine, Germany needs to look beyond the abyss of its own history and act as the world is, not as it once was.
Conditions for a continued German involvement in the EU mission to Mali look poor. The UN mission, however, could become even more important.
The rules say politics has no place in the Eurovision Song Contest. But for the past 20 years messages protesting Russia's actions have snuck in, and it may be impossible to keep them out of this week’s contest.
Once again, Chancellor Olaf Scholz only moved after the pressure got too high. His smaller coalition partners are now in a good position to drive government policy.
The United States, Europe, and their global partners need to design a broad and well-coordinated strategy against the regime in Moscow in order to thwart Vladimir Putin’s ambitions now and in the future.
The French still enjoy a comparably solid social safety net. Looking closely at Emmanuel Macron's victory, it was this welfare state that helped him get reelected. And it makes the upcoming pension reform all the more challenging.
Ukraine cannot afford to lose this war—it is fighting for its survival as a political nation and a state. It is also fighting for the West’s security and the future of democracy on the European continent and globally.
The war in Ukraine is catalyzing the struggle for global technology leadership that is set to define geopolitical competition for decades to come.