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OSW Commentary | | Justyna Gotkowska

At the end of July, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper announced plans to withdraw approximately 12 000 US troops from Germany. Reactions in Berlin were varied. The main narrative is that of Germany being…

OSW Commentary | | Michał Kędzierski

The slowdown in expansion of onshore wind farms poses a serious threat to the German Energiewende. In 2018, wind power accounted for half of the electricity obtained from…

OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Szymon Kardaś

On 10 September, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled a decision issued by the European Commission on 28 October 2016 allowing the Russian Gazprom to send greater volumes of gas through the OPAL…

OSW Commentary | | Ryszarda Formuszewicz, Kamil Frymark

Both German politicians and commentators have been talking about the extraordinary importance of the forthcoming European Parliament elections for the future of the EU. The…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Frymark

The streets of Germany’s biggest cities are increasingly witnessing frequent anti-Semitic incidents. Despite the fact that Germany regards the fight against anti-Semitism as part and parcel of its domestic policy, in recent years Jews…

OSW Commentary | | Justyna Gotkowska

This year’s Munich Security Conference has laid bare the differences in the US and German visions of international order and security in speeches given by Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Vice President Mike Pence…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Frymark

The Christian Social Union (CSU) has ruled Bavaria continuously for sixty years. The CSU’s domination of the province’s political scene, together with its influence on federal policies through its partnership with…

OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Rafał Bajczuk, Szymon Kardaś

In recent weeks the US has stepped up its campaign against the Nord Stream 2 project. 

OSW Commentary | | Justyna Gotkowska

As NATO has returned its focus to collective defence since 2014, very short, short-range and medium-range surface-based air defence has become a desirable capability. 

OSW Commentary | | Artur Ciechanowicz

Both in Germany and abroad, the commentary on the recent elections in Germany has been dominated by the analysis of the results scored by AfD.