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.
“Our aim is to strengthen cohesion”
Interview with Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister
How Estonia transformed into a digital state and is preparing for artificial intelligence. By Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia
Editorial: Leaving the Comfort Zone?
The majority of Germans prefers restraint in foreign policy – editorial by Julia Harrer
East-West Divide in Europe?
Interview with Sylvie Kauffmann, Michael Link and Marek Cichocki
How Migration is Seen by the “silent majority”
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš about the future of Europe
Political Earthquake Ahead
Yascha Mounk, author, about the rise of populism and authoritarianism in Europe
The Most Complex Conflict
UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about the conflict in Syria
“The dismissive attitude towards Africa is the problem”
Hanna Tetteh about how Europe could reduce migration from Africa more effectively
“The EU should deliver on its promises”
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, foreign minister of Turkey, about Turkey’s role in migration and security in the Middle East
African Countries in Transition
Contribution by Tochi Eni-Kalu, in coperation with Eurasia Group
Germany as a Model?
Filippo Grandi about how to share responsibility for migrants and refugees worldwide
Can the EU Buy its Way Back into Syria?
Contribution by Joost Hiltermann, in cooperation with International Crisis Group
Creating a Better Global Trade System
Christine Lagarde about what states could do to benefit from trade in the digital era
“Determined to slow China’s rise”
Ryan L. Hass about the role of the US, China and the EU in the global trade system
“Stabilising agents in the world”
Jianzhang Luan about the role of China, the US and the EU in the global trade system