European Power

Navigating the Eastern Flank without Germany?

German relegation of security and defence to non-core issues leaves European observers puzzling where Germany is heading, and how far it can be relied upon

One less adult in the room

Rex Tillerson received a frosty welcome in Europe last week. But the old continent has not yet formulated a practical response to Trump’s foreign policy.

Tories sleepwalk towards soft Brexit

The UK government was deluded when it thought reaching a deal would be easy. It is deluded now in underestimating the concession it has made.

German public says ‘jein’ to European security

A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it

Europe’s crisis starts at home

The biggest threat to the European project is not the “illiberal” saboteurs on the periphery of the EU, but the deep divide within member states, including bastions of liberalism such as France and Germany