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Europe

Misperceptions and Illusions

Misperceptions and Illusions

Why does the West so often view Russia through a borrowed Russian lens? AP editorial board member Lilia Shevtsova explores this and other questions with Stefan Meister of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Stefan Meister, Lilia Shevtsova
Darkening of the Strategic Skies

Darkening of the Strategic Skies

Josef Joffe speaks to Iulia-Sabina Joja and Gary J. Schmitt about a wobbly alliance and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian ambitions.

Josef Joffe, Iulia-Sabina Joja, Gary J. Schmitt
No Hurry—We’re the EU

No Hurry—We’re the EU

Why the EU and Germany have failed to defeat the pandemic.

Josef Joffe
Tireless in Baku
Short Take

Tireless in Baku

She’s been harassed and arrested, spending in one case a year and a half in prison. American Purpose’s Sophia Vahanvaty speaks with investigative corruption reporter Khadija Ismayilova.

Khadija Ismayilova, Sophia Vahanvaty
Surveilling Germany’s Right-Wing Populists

Surveilling Germany’s Right-Wing Populists

Conservatives fret about a snooping deep state, the Left sees Weimar. But it’s the history of the Baader-Meinhof Gang—a case study in modern extremism—that’s worth revisiting.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Democracy Dies in Disinformation

Democracy Dies in Disinformation

Autocrats may think the internet is their best friend, but democracies can give facts a fighting chance.

Steven Feldstein, Peter Pomerantsev
France’s Vanishing Center

France’s Vanishing Center

American Purpose editorial board member Patrick Chamorel draws parallels between two French presidents of the center, Giscard and Macron. Can Macron modernize the economy, keep the EU together, and stop his country from falling apart?

Patrick Chamorel
China’s Transatlantic Wedge Strategy
Interview

China’s Transatlantic Wedge Strategy

European Parliamentarian and former co-chairman of the German Green Party Reinhard Bütikofer speaks with American Purpose about Beijing’s Europe strategy and how the EU isn’t even close to getting over Trump’s offenses.

Reinhard Bütikofer, Gary J. Schmitt, Craig Kennedy