The Ukraine war is forcing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reassess his course of maneuvering between Moscow and the West. Is a turnaround in Turkish foreign policy imminent?
Russia's aggressiveness has upended the security order in Europe and the world.
The invasion of Ukraine may well end up being remembered as the last act of the 30-years-long drama of Russia struggling with its imperial legacy.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin, there will be no peace in Europe.
Even if China’s pro-Moscow stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not set in stone, it cannot be without consequences for Germany’s new China strategy.
The price of French President Emmanuel Macron’s likely historic electoral success will be the uncertainty about what follows when he leaves the scene in five years.
In an interview, renowned Russia expert and former US government adviser Fiona Hill discusses the background to Putin's brutal assault on Ukraine.
Once the war in Ukraine ends, Russia will be far less influential and powerful than it was before February 2022. This will only increase the relative importance of military force in Russia’s political arsenal.
Even before Putin launched his war against Ukraine, the European public at large was ahead of their governments in expecting the Russian president to opt for violence. Support for Ukraine is widespread, while the thinking about Russia has fundamentally changed.
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is the largest security and humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II. Yet the West is not doing nearly enough to discourage Putin’s deadly ambitions.
There was no alternative for Germany to buying gas from Vladimir Putin, until there was. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reminded policymakers in Berlin that emergency action in the energy sector is possible.
One month into the proclaimed new foreign policy era, Germany is struggling to take on board what this requires.