China’s Inroads into Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe
China’s Inroads into Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe

Regional and Global Implications for Germany and the EU

by Jacopo Maria Pepe | Central Europe, European Union

Could China’s quiet but steadily rising penetration of Central Europe bear risks for the EU?

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Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency
Three Challenges for a Macron Presidency

And Two Recommendations for Germany

by Daniela Schwarzer | France, European Union

Emmanuel Macron's presidency could be the last chance for liberal-minded politicians in France to reform the country – and the EU. Failure to do so could pave the way in five years’ time for a far-right or far-left president who would then begin undoing the EU.

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Not a Foregone Conclusion
Not a Foregone Conclusion

Macron’s Election may be Good News for Europe, but France’s Euroscepticism has not yet been put to rest

by Claire Demesmay, Julie Hamann

It is no secret that Emmanuel Macron expects a great deal from cooperation with Berlin.

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Russia’s Evolving South Caucasus Policy
Russia’s Evolving South Caucasus Policy

Security Concerns amid Ethno-Political Conflict

by Sergey Markedonov | Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union

The outbreak of fighting in April 2016 between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh introduced new uncertainty to the South Caucasus. Russia’s policies are crucial here, just as they are in the region’s other ethno-political conflicts, in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This insider’s perspective on the Kremlin’s involvement in the South Caucasus highlights Russia's security concerns. The post-Soviet neighborhood's different conflict zones require a differentiated approach.

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Balkan Troubles
Balkan Troubles

The six countries of the Western Balkans need the EU’s full attention.

by Milan Nič

Russia, and to a lesser extent Turkey, have increased their efforts to destabilize the European Union’s “inner courtyard” of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. Brussels – and Berlin – urgently need to reengage. After an extended absence, the Western Balkans finally returned to the European agenda at the March 9 EU summit. The DGAP's new Central Europe expert contributes to the DGAP's Berlin Policy Journal.

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Russia’s Quest for a New Security Order
Russia’s Quest for a New Security Order

An audio interview with Pavel Baev

At the DGAP’s new Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership, Pavel Baev (professor at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo) discussed the logic and objectives of Russian security policy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about what drives Russia’s strategic approach and the resources available to fund its policies. Please click below to listen to the interview.

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