IPS Journal

As a dedicated debate platform, the IPS Journal explores crucial questions in international politics, from foreign and security policy to European integration, international relations, global environmental issues and pressing social topics. The journal offers well-founded analyses from academia and the world of practice, alongside opinionated commentaries and topical interviews – all providing impetus for a fruitful opinion-forming process.

12.07.2024

Trump-proofing NATO

It would have been nice if NATO’s 75th anniversary had gone differently; Heads of state and government talking about the good old days with their usual summit ceremony, paying tribute to the once so important – but now…


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11.07.2024

Why Ostpolitik is needed right now

The conventional wisdom in Germany is that Ostpolitik – which is usually taken to mean a policy based on the idea of peaceful co-existence with Russia going back to the approach taken by Willy Brandt as chancellor – is now…


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11.07.2024

A political vaccine against the extreme right

Extremism and polarisation have grown in strength, especially in Europe, Latin America and the United States. This was evident in the recent European Parliament elections, where the rise of the far right unsettled the…


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09.07.2024

‘The firewall of the Republican Front has held firm’

The anticipated success of the radical right-wing Rassemblement National (RN) has failed to materialise, as the party is only the third strongest force in the French parliament. What is the general mood in France?

Since…


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09.07.2024

‘There’s a broad consensus in Denmark around migration’

You are a stout critic of Europe’s migration policy, pointing to the large number of illegal crossings at the EU’s external borders. How dramatic is the current situation?

Right now, we have the largest number of irregular…


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08.07.2024

Snow delay and economic decay

In a groundbreaking study, sociologist Kari Norgaard described life in a Norwegian coastal town, given the fictional name of Bygdaby, which experienced a particularly warm winter in 2000-01. The snow came two months later…


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05.07.2024

End of an era

The UK has voted. Even before the official final results are in, it is already clear: the Labour Party under Keir Starmer has won a historic victory and will most likely be awarded over 400 of the 650 seats in the House of…


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05.07.2024

Orbán’s vision for Europe

‘In 1989, we thought Europe was our future. Today, we know that we are the future of Europe.’ (Viktor Orbán, 2019)

Hungary’s assumption of the rotating EU presidency raises at least three main questions. First of all, can a…


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04.07.2024

Be careful what you wish for

Now that it has been confirmed that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will succeed Jens Stoltenberg as NATO secretary general, some Greens might be asking themselves whether Rutte’s appointment is desirable from a climate…


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03.07.2024

Full force to the Moon!

What comes to mind when thinking of a race to the Moon is the space race during the Cold War and the Moon landing 55 years ago. But space exploration is much more than history! According to the report ‘Revolution in Space:…


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