The European Union Grapples with Brexit
The European Union Grapples with Brexit

Keep Calm and Carry On – But How?

by Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold | United Kingdom, European Union

Whether the rest of the European Union can come together in the face of the stunning outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum will depend substantially on German leadership

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Western Strategy toward Russia and the Post-Soviet Space
Western Strategy toward Russia and the Post-Soviet Space

Chapter Seven of The Eastern Question Russia, the West, and Europe’s Grey Zone, a DGAP co-publication

by William Courtney | Russia, International Policy/Relations

Although authoritarian rule in most of the post-Soviet space is a frustration, the West does too little to nurture positive change and productive ties. The West will best serve its interests by encouraging reform, building links with civil society, fostering economic opportunity, and assisting states with geopolitical challenges that they are less able to manage on their own, such as security threats, frozen conflicts, and regional power shifts

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Now is the Time!
Now is the Time!

The Western Balkans Need a Clear EU Perspective

by Sarah Wohlfeld | Europe

The Brexit referendum means that the EU will have to devote tremendous energy in the coming years to its own internal debates and to the thorny work of determining the future of European integration. With this internal focus, the appetite for enlarging the EU to the states of the Western Balkans is receding into the far distance. If real membership prospects for these states vanish, however, democracy and peace in the entire region could experience dangerous setbacks.

  • Germany’s Role in the World

    Germany’s Role in the World

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A conference on demographic change and political economy in the Russian Federation

DGAP | Russia

Demographic decline will have a significant impact on Russia’s economy, society, and security situation in the mid and long term. Russian leaders are failing, however, to establish adequate policy responses in the areas of migration, the labor market, education, and health. An academic conference in Berlin with Jack Goldstone and other distinguished experts addressed the consequences of demographic change in Russia.

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Brexit and the Shape of EU Power to Come
Brexit and the Shape of EU Power to Come

How is Britain’s vote to leave the UK going to affect the EU and its weight in the rest of the world?

by Claire Demesmay, Stefan Meister, Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold, Henning Riecke, Eberhard Sandschneider, Gereon Schuch | United Kingdom, European Union

What will the effects of Brexit be on the balance of power within the EU, particular between Germany and France? How have the Visegrad States responded? Does Brexit Represent a Victory for Putin? What does Brexit mean for security cooperation between the US and the EU? And what about China? We asked DGAP experts to weigh in.

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Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria
Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria

Signalling a shift in its approach to international law

by Eric Langland | Europe, Law of War

After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November, President Hollande somewhat surprisingly invoked Article 42.7 of the Lisbon Treaty – the EU’s mutual assistance clause – instead of NATO’s Article 5 to win European support for the military campaign against ISIS in Syria. Germany’s Bundestag answered the call, voting in December to authorize military support. By championing Lisbon’s assistance clause, Germany sent a clear signal to its fellow member states in support of European common defense.

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