One does not need to be a hardliner on China, just a global realist, to see that there is a vast gap between Xi’s rhetoric and reality.
North Stream 2: Is the gas pipeline’s completion really mandated by history, as the German President has claimed?
As much as the current German government would wish otherwise, the North Stream 2 pipeline controversy continues to threaten European unity as well as transatlantic solidarity.
Faced with the Biden administration, Germany must finally come to terms with its geostrategic obligations and commitments.
In Syria, the U.S. government has to do much more than pressure Russia.
Reflections on Merkel’s curious mixture of profound ethics paired with high-handedness and naiveté.
Is Poland turning into another South Africa, where strong suspicions disable the country and hollow out the economy?
The final year will cap Obama’s global legacy, but also set the pace for his successor.