19 September 2021
The Europeans have misread Biden and misjudged Johnson. A bad combination
12 September 2021
Forced vaccination could turn a small movement of anti-vaxxers into a larger coalition.
03 September 2021
The German finance minister has been at the centre of the worst economic policy decisions in Germany over the last 20 years.
27 August 2021
At a time of shock and terror, it is worth reflecting on two unknown works by Carl von Clausewitz, on the art of the small war.
25 July 2021
The political cost of the US/German deal on Nord Stream 2 will vastly exceed its commercial benefits.
16 July 2021
Climate change is a challenge that requires single-minded determination and political leadership, not diffuse agendas and bullet points.
11 July 2021
A central bank's job is to stabilise prices. If it tries to save the planet as well, it will fail in both tasks.
03 July 2021
The average is a poor statistic to explain climate change. And a disaster to communicate it.
26 June 2021
Angela Merkel is the most over-rated politician of our time.
18 June 2021
Why co-opting industry into the Green agenda is a mistake.
12 June 2021
The Glorious Green Revolution in Germany is most likely postponed.
05 June 2021
The answer is No. But it is not the entire answer.
29 May 2021
Economic sanctions against Belarus will work only if extended to Russia. Otherwise, they will have the opposite effect.
21 May 2021
It is still there. But fading.
14 May 2021
The biggest inflation risk is not an overshooting economy, but an overshooting central banker
08 May 2021
The left-right-centre model of political analysis has long ceased to be useful
01 May 2021
Here is my guide on how to misread the German constitutional court.
25 April 2021
The Suwalki gap along the Polish-Lithuanian border constitutes a source of potential military conflict.
16 April 2021
Apart from a short-lived disruption of trade flows Brexit has been a macroeconomic non-event.
10 April 2021
The real scandal is not sofagate, but a feckless foreign policy.
27 March 2021
By allowing English to become its lingua franca, the EU has lost control of the narrative. Time for some changes.
20 March 2021
The crisis of Europe is not one of integration, but of co-ordination.
13 March 2021
The EU puts too much emphasis on climate targets, and not enough on investments.
06 March 2021
The pandemic has exposed two German myths: of competency and superiority.
28 February 2021
The row between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon could derail Scottish independence. The politics of independence is more finely balanced than opinion polls currently suggest.