European Power

Bismarck and Germany’s pro-Russia lobby

Conservatives say Germany should pursue Bismarck’s policy of placating Russia, but a Bismarck of today would have a wholly different strategy

The European Energy Union

The European Council's recent declaration on the European energy market reflects to a large extent a compromise between the German position and the plans of Eastern European states

Tsipras’s Mistake

Tsipras's first task should have been to find the higher political reasoning to encourage the extension of the bailout programme in favour of Greece

Yemen melts down

The devestating bombings on Friday are just the latest sign that the country is coming apart at the seams