The European Union wants to compete with China's New Silk Road via a multibillion-euro infrastructure initiative in Africa and Asia. But the project is meeting with resistance, even within its own ranks.
More refugees are arriving in Germany than at any time in recent years, and districts and cities are overwhelmed. But the system for redistributing migrants among EU states is unlikely to be improved anytime soon, with leaders instead increasingly betting on deportations and exclusion.
Alexei Navalny has been opposing the war and the Kremlin from prison. But many Ukrainians distrust him. They accuse the Russian opposition leader and other dissident figures of exploiting their suffering for their own gain. By Ann-Dorit Boy
There is enormous relief in Kyiv that, after months of hesitation, the West is now willing to supply main battle tanks. But can the Leopard 2s supplied by Germany and its allies really turn the tide on the battlefield?
How great is the risk for the West after the decision to send tanks to Ukraine? In an interview, Russia expert and former U.S. government adviser Angela Stent discusses German weapons deliveries to Kyiv and the mistakes made in dealing with Moscow. Interview Conducted By René Pfister in Washington, D.C.