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Germany Needs a Strategy—Grand and Democratic

German leaders have long been reluctant to discuss, let alone set, grand strategy. Now, with the world in flux and the old ways no longer working, Berlin needs to step up and clearly lay out what it wants—and how it plans to get it.

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Roderick Parkes
Florence Schimmel
Benjamin Tallis
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Taiwan’s Election Creates Opportunities for Europe

With Lai Ching-te, the Taiwanese have elected another DPP president, to the ire of Beijing. For the EU, the election outcome offers a chance to forge closer relations with Taipei.

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Helena Legarda
IPQ
Indo-Pacific Watch
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What Europe Thinks ... About Geostrategy

The EU is becoming more of a security actor. European publics approve, at least in the abstract.

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Luke Johnson
IPQ
What Europe Thinks ...
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Visible Democracy

The EU’s consensus-driven stumble toward choosing institutional leaders is more democratic than the alternatives.

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Rebecca Christie
IPQ
Brussels Briefing
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Europe’s Geostrategic Awakening

Decades of US protection created a false sense of normative superiority in the EU. It also made Europe lose much of its strategic instincts while facing deep-seated systemic deficiencies. Overcoming those will be the key task for 2024 and beyond.

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Romana Vlahutin
IPQ
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Why Low Unemployment Is Causing Big Problems for Europe

Even during the current economic downturn, unemployment rates are still relatively low in France and Germany. But unemployment is no longer a good indicator of the health of Europe’s economy.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
Pariscope
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Russia’s Geostrategic Shifts

By launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has brought back geopolitics to Europe for good. It’s striking, however, that a country with such limited resources has been able to set the framework within which the Europeans are forced to act.

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Stefan Meister
IPQ
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Turkey’s Geostrategy: Opportunism and Dissonance

Under AKP rule, Turkey has attempted to chart an independent course, focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and Africa while not shying away from confronting the West. But there are limits to this strategy.

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Sinem Adar
IPQ
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Into the Unknown

2024 will likely test Germany when it comes to its two most important defense and security tasks: helping Ukraine and improving the Bundeswehr.

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Henning Hoff
IPQ
Berlin Cable
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