Winter 2022 Issue: The Quest for European Sovereignty

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France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrive for a joint news conference during an European Union (EU) summit at the European Council Building in Brussels, Belgium December 17, 2021.
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Issue #1/2022 - January

In the sixth issue of INTERNATIONALE POLITIK QUARTERLY we're mapping the way ahead for a European Union that builds greater sovereignty and gains more clout on the international stage.

Editorial

What Europe Thinks ...

Cover Section

Tim Rühlig

A Sovereign Europe ... and China

Reducing strategic dependencies vis-à-vis Beijing, especially in the realm of technology, is easier said than conceptualized, let alone put in practice.
Sophia Becker
Torben Schütz

Time for Hard Choices on Defense

EU member states are desperately clinging to their national sovereignty—but that’s the wrong approach.

Berlin Cable

Henning Hoff

A Chance to Shine

The new German government has made an energetic start in foreign affairs.

Pariscope

Carbon Critical

Noah J. Gordon

Will the Traffic Light Turn Green?

Intra-coalition infighting, questions about EU policy, a mismatch between targets and policies—no sector better represents the climate challenges facing Germany’s government than transport.

Essay

Edmund Fawcett

Conservatism in the Age of Rage

Traditional center-right conservatism dominated Western politics for much of the post-war period. However, increasingly divided, it now faces new rivals on the hard right.

The Wider View

Quarterly Concerns

Ani Horvath

Hungary in the Spotlight

The opposition in Hungary had seemed to be losing momentum, but a recent corruption scandal has damaged the ruling Fidesz party.