Summer 2022 Issue: Europe’s Watershed Moment

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy greets French President Emmanuel Macron as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stand outside the Mariyinsky Palace, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 16, 2022.
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Ukrainian President Zelensky meets Macron, Scholz, and Draghi in Kyiv, June 16, 2022 (C) REUTERS
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In the eighth issue of INTERNATIONALE POLITIK QUARTERLY, we are looking at how the European Union has been reacting to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.


Henning Hoff

Europe’s Watershed Moment

In moving to help Ukraine and eventually accept it as a member, the European Union has taken a consequential step.

What Europe Thinks ...

Luke Johnson

What Europe Thinks ... About Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a surge in support for the country’s EU membership. However there already signs that support may be cooling.

Cover Section

Jaroslav Kurfürst

“Ukraine Will Be One of the Key Priorities”

Jaroslav Kurfürst, the Czech Republic’s Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership in charge of preparing the presidency, talks to IPQ about the impact Russia’s attack on Ukraine has had on the EU.
Claire Demesmay
Klemens Kober

Recalibrating the Franco-German Engine

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to provide fresh impetus to the Franco-German partnership. Yet to avail of the opportunities ahead the duo needs to also open up to others in Europe.

Berlin Cable

Henning Hoff

Signs of the Times

Slowly, Germany’s political class has caught up with the present.


Joseph de Weck

Can Macron Do Chancellor?

President Emmanuel Macron’s loss of a majority in France’s parliament means that little will get done in terms of domestic policy in the coming years. This could be excellent news for France.

Carbon Critical

Noah J. Gordon
Theodora Mattei

Russian Energy Out, African Energy In?

In its attempt to drastically reduce its dependency on Russian oil and gas, Europe is turning to Africa. But the move is problematic, as producing fossil fuels on the continent presents its own challenges.

Indo-Pacific Watch

Helena Legarda

A Return of Bloc Politics?

Beijing is furious at what it sees as the emergence of the long-feared US-led coalition to contain China.

The Wider View

Quarterly Concerns

John Kampfner

The Great Disruptor

Boris Johnson relishes his role as Mr. Unpredictable when it comes to the United Kingdom’s foreign relations. Other countries will have to get used to the mayhem.