The Berlin Pulse

The Berlin Pulse contrasts perspectives on German foreign policy by high-ranking international authors with current German public opinion based on representative surveys. Both the domestic and international expectations focus on the most pressing international challenges Germany currently faces. They elaborate on what German international responsibility should entail.

The Berlin Pulse is published annually on the occasion of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum.

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Think Global, Act Regional

Timothy Garton Ash on Germany finding its role through Europe

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“We had times that were at least as difficult”

Condoleezza Rice on challenges and prospects for the transatlantic partnership

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“The EU should not underestimate its capability”

Mohammad Javad Zarif on Europe’s engagement in the Middle East

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Survey 2017: Involvement or Restraint?

Results of a representative survey on German attitudes to foreign policy

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Renewing the Union

Between Ambition and Ambiguity
Steven Erlanger on Berlin’s international responsibility
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Reinventing Europe
Voices from the 166th Bergedorf Round Table in Paris
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It Takes More than Two
Wolfgang Ischinger on outlining a meaningful contribution to transatlantic security
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From Paris, with Love!
Alexandre Escorcia on reviving the excitement of Europe’s power couple
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Cooperation, not Duplication
Jens Stoltenberg on the challenges for European security
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Stabilizing the Neighborhood

It’s not a Sprint
Jean-Marie Guéhenno on EU engagement in Libya
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In Search of Wisdom
Prince Turki Al-Faisal on Germany’s possible contribution to the future international order
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It Comes with the Territory
Carl Bildt on why EU enlargement should continue in the Western Balkans
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A Wish List for the Eastern Neighborhood
By Munich Young Leaders Alumni
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Pivot to Africa
Lindiwe Mazibuko on turning ambitious plans into productive partnerships
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Across the Bridge
In their relations with Turkey, Germany and the EU should …
…take a bird’s-eye view, says Safak Pavey
…start a new dialogue, says Ozan Ceyhun

Opportunity or Autocracy?
Vuk Jeremić on how a failed EU accession of the Western Balkans risks long-term instability
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East is not East
Alexey Pushkov and Dmitry Androsov debate current troubles in German-Russian relations
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Shaping the Global Order

A Misaligned Alliance?
Michael Dimock on Pew Research Center and Körber-Stiftung’s joint survey on transatlantic relations
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“The current norms are no longer suitable”
Yan Xuetong on how Germany and China should reshape global order
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Survival of the Fittest
Parag Khanna on how the West needs to rethink global order
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How Trump Can Make Europe Great Again
Kenneth R. Weinstein on what this means for Chancellor Merkel
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So Far, Yet so Close
Shashi Tharoor onwhat should be the German answer to China’s rise
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Update November 2017:
Will the current domestic situation harm Germany’s role in the world?


Germany and Europe: Doubt or Confidence?
Summary of the 2016 results

Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2016 results

Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2015 results

Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2014 results


Liana Fix
Program Director
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum
Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 77
E-Mail fix@koerber-stiftung.de
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Luise Voget
Program Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum
Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 65
E-Mail voget@koerber-stiftung.de

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