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Belarus's balancing act continues. Minsk fends off the "Ukraine Option" again

Of all Russia’s non-NATO neighbours, Belarus appears currently the state most at risk of being subjected to the same treatment by Russia as Ukraine. Just...

Is the West Circling the Wagons? On the strategic situation of Germany and its Allies

The West under Pressure – from the Inside and the Outside

When the German head of government is declared the leader of the free world it is obvious that the...


Portraitaufnahme von Donald Trump und Hillary Clinton
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Hillary vs. the Donald: consequences for Germany and Europe

The presidential election 2016 bears significant consequences for Germany's and Europe's relations with the U.S. Picture: Rich Girard/flickr/CC...


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Brexit and British Defence Policy: Not Business As Usual

Following Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union there is now enormous uncertainty over much of its future policy. Its economic, trading and...

The NATO Summit in Warsaw: seven messages to expect

NATO Summit meetings tend to signal when it is time for the North Atlantic Alliance to adapt to changes in the political and military landscape. Although...

Where is the beef? Prospects of a closer German-British security partnership


The UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 outlined the fact that the UK faces multiple, concurrent and diverse threats, including...

Cyprus: is one of the oldest conflicts about to be resolved?

A mere one hundred kilometres from the chaos of the Syria conflict and the raging of terrorist militias, signs of a thaw are appearing in one of the longest...

Russia and Europe in 2030: conflict or cooperation?

Western hopes disappointed

Europe’s long-term strategic interests in its relationship with Russia are easy enough to describe, but in practice they are...

Germany’s OSCE chairmanship 2016: the need for “contagement”

On 1 January 2016 Germany will take over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from Serbia. In doing so,...

The agenda of the NATO summit in Warsaw

NATO presents a mixed picture seven months prior to the July 2016 summit in Warsaw. On the one hand, Russia’s neo-imperialist aggression in Eastern Europe...


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