The Idea

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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Highlights

“Our aim is to strengthen cohesion”

Interview with Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister

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“I do not see the risk”

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, explains why concerns about reforms in Poland are ungrounded

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Digital Frontrunner

How Estonia transformed into a digital state and is preparing for artificial intelligence. By Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia

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Survey 2018: Involvement or Restraint?

Results of a representative survey on German attitudes to foreign policy

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Contributions

Editorial: Leaving the Comfort Zone?
The majority of Germans prefers restraint in foreign policy – editorial by Julia Harrer
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The Value of Europe

East-West Divide in Europe?
Interview with Sylvie Kauffmann, Michael Link and Marek Cichocki
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How Migration is Seen by the “silent majority”
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš about the future of Europe
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Political Earthquake Ahead
Yascha Mounk, author, about the rise of populism and authoritarianism in Europe
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“I do not see the risk”
Mateusz Morawiecki about why concerns about reforms in Poland are ungrounded
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In Different Leagues
Alan Mendoza and James Rogers about what Brexit means for defence and security in Europe
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A Neighbourhood in Turmoil

The Most Complex Conflict
UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about the conflict in Syria
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“The dismissive attitude towards Africa is the problem”
Hanna Tetteh about how Europe could reduce migration from Africa more effectively
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“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
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African Countries in Transition
Contribution by Tochi Eni-Kalu, in coperation with Eurasia Group
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Germany as a Model?
Filippo Grandi about how to share responsibility for migrants and refugees worldwide
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Can the EU Buy its Way Back into Syria?
Contribution by Joost Hiltermann, in cooperation with International Crisis Group
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The Future of Multilateralism

Creating a Better Global Trade System
Christine Lagarde about what states could do to benefit from trade in the digital era
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“Determined to slow China’s rise”
Ryan L. Hass about the role of the US, China and the EU in the global trade system
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“Stabilising agents in the world”
Jianzhang Luan about the role of China, the US and the EU in the global trade system
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Multilateralism in Crisis
Four questions to Justin Vaïsse, President of the Paris Peace Forum
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Transatlantic Vox Pop
About the state of US-German relations – in cooperation with Pew Research Center
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So German …
Four foreign policy moments that are “typically German”
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Surveys

Detailed Table of Results
2018 (in German)

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Germany and Europe: Doubt or Confidence?
Summary of the 2016 results
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Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2016 results
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Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2015 results
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Involvement or Restraint?
Summary of the 2014 results
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Contact

Julia Harrer
The Berlin Pulse

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 65
E-Mail harrer@koerber-stiftung.de