Pragmatic and European
Pragmatic and European

France sets new goals for a European defence policy

by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling | Europe, Security

With his Revue Stratégique, President Macron has given France’s defence policy a new direction. Instead of concentrating on the institutional framework of a European Union defence policy, Paris has placed pragmatic solutions and Europe’s capacity to take action into the forefront. This has consequences for both Germany and Europe: Berlin should give a speedy and constructive answer to Paris.

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Remembering Sylke Tempel

German Council on Foreign Relations and German Foreign Office mourn the death of Dr. Sylke Tempel
German Council on Foreign Relations and German Foreign Office mourn the death of Dr. Sylke Tempel

It is with great sadness that the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the German Foreign Office report the death of Dr. Sylke Tempel, Editor-in-Chief of the DGAP journals INTERNATIONALE POLITIK and BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL. She died in an accident on October 5, 2017.

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The consequences of US withdrawal from the Iran deal
The consequences of US withdrawal from the Iran deal

by Bernt Berger | Iran, Security

By 15 October, US President Donald Trump will need to choose whether to certify Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government

Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies

by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld | Germany, International Policy/Relations

A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).

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Nationalism Does Not Serve the Nation
Nationalism Does Not Serve the Nation

Germany should react to Macron’s Europe speech openly and decisively

by Daniela Schwarzer | France, European Union

France is back. In his Sorbonne speech, President Emmanuel Macron has grasped a leading and visionary role for his country in Europe, and this is good news for Germany. Paris is set to develop the European Union further and, in doing so, displays a spirit of innovation that offers great opportunities for the EU – not least in times of bitter criticism from both left- and right-wing populists.

Comment

A Standoff Turned Standstill
A Standoff Turned Standstill

Solving the North Korea conflict requires new thinking and a different tool kit

by Bernt Berger | North Korea, Conflict-Prevention

The standoff between North Korea and US is, in fact, a standstill – despite the increasing rhetoric of condemnation and confrontation on both sides. According to Bernt Berger, senior fellow for the DGAP's Asia program, moving beyond the spiral of conflict requires recognizing that a new status quo has emerged, changing the narrative that frames the conflict for further negotiations, and encouraging international support and mediation.

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