Expect the new government in Berlin to team up with France to press Europe to crack down on platforms and pursue digital sovereignty.
Whoever is Merkel’s successor, the new boss in Berlin is unlikely to be as indulgent toward the Visegrád group
Following the German Social Democrats’ (SPD) narrow victory over the incumbent Christian Democrats (CDU), negotiations to form a government will begin.
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.
In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage.
The United States and its allies are in the process of a contentious, protracted, and belated effort to assess and respond to the threats from Russia and China, amid disruptive economic, technological, and public health challenges.
The Kremlin aims to be the dominant power in Eurasia, using Russia’s size to exert strong influence over its neighbors and to bargain with big countries on an equal basis.
The operational and strategic roles of the different headquarters involved in the Baltic Sea region are unclear, and to outsiders even bewildering.
The security of the Atlantic alliance and all its member states is only as strong as that of its weakest and most peripheral members.
Europe is building ever-closer ties with India to counter Chinese ambitions, but Modi’s authoritarian behavior could yet damage a promising strategic alliance.