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Europe Security

Germany’s security dilemma: Realpolitik rediscovered

Instability from Russia, the U.S. and Middle East is waking Germany from its post-Cold War slumber: it must take more responsibility for its own security.

Europe Finance

Decisions delayed once again over Greece’s bailout

Greece is in the spotlight as debates regarding its bailout continue. Its fate is in the hands of the IMF, the EU and upcoming elections in Europe.

Economics Europe

Burying TTIP: Why a rapid deal is improbable

The current political cycles in the US and the EU associated with popular opposition to the deal increase the risk of a blockage of TTIP negotiations.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will U.S spying hurt ties with Israel?

Will the recent leaks of the Anarchist surveillance program cause further stress for already tense relations between Washington and Israel? On Friday, January 29th, the online journal The Intercept and

International Politics

GRI’s 2015 year in risk review

The year 2015 very much seemed to be a year of transition (and not generally for the better), filled with many surprises. The staying power of the Islamic State Perhaps

Economics Europe

TTIP: Friend or Foe for Europe?

Commonly referred to as TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is currently at the center of a major controversy in EU-US relations. There is increased fear of multinationals among

International Politics

Why Russia is not concerned about the G7

Russia was excluded from this year’s G7 summit due to its threatening behavior in Ukraine. However, this may not be the breakdown in international relations many fear and is probably

Europe Politics

Grand Coalition or Odd Couple? Merkel’s Dilemma

Despite the resounding victory, Chancellor Merkel faces a politically risky decision that will have far-reaching consequences for the stability of her government and for the German and European economies. On