Working Paper

The Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Four Recommendations to Achieve Progress

The Berlin process is intended to promote cooperation between the Western Balkan countries and advance the entire region. In our Working Paper, Branimir Jovanovic and Mario Holzner argue that despite some achievements, the process had not been that successful overall. The authors give four recommendations for improvements to the process. Picture: Bundesregierung/Carstensen


Skyline Shanghai
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More realism and more imaginations: Thoughts on Germany’s future China policy

The federal government is working on a China Strategy for Germany. In our working paper, Peter Hefele argues for a better coordination of national expertise on China and for strategic thinking that also considers alternative scenarios. Picture: dove lee/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Ein Kampfflugzeug vom Typ Tornado steht bei Nacht auf einem beleuchteten Vorfeld zwischen zwei Hangars.
Foto: Bundeswehr

Germany and NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent

The replacement of Germany's Tornado fighter-bomber is inevitably linked with a more fundamental question: Will Germany purchase a nuclear-certified successor aircraft and continue its contribution to NATO's nuclear deterrencet? In our latest Working Paper, Dr. Brad Roberts discusses the consequences of a German opt-out of nuclear sharing from a US perspective. Picture: Bundeswehr
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