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November – December 2015

Über-Merkel

 

EUROPE BY NUMBERS

Faint Praise

GERMAN LEADERSHIP

 

daniela schwarzer

Learning on the Job

Germany has to start building on its successes.

 

andreas rinke

Aiming High

Berlin, newly indispensable, is expanding its role.

 

jackson janes

Elements of Style

The US and Germany lead in different ways.

CLOSE UP

 

Judy Dempsey

Angela Merkel

Judy Dempsey on the German Chancellor taking a 
principled stance – and not her first.

REFUGEE CRISIS

 

astrid ziebarth

Stage Fright

Germany is still working on its immigration and integration script.

 

piotr buras

Soul Searching

Why Poland and Eastern European countries 
are refugee refuseniks.

 

michaela wiegel

Absent Friend

In the refugee crisis Paris keeps its distance.

WORDS DON’T COME EASY

 

jörg lau

“Bedenkenträger”

After euphoria, there’s worry – a lot of it.

RUSSIA

 

roderick kiesewetter and ingmar zielke

From Russia with Love

Europe needs to strengthen its soft power.

IRAN

 

meir javedanfar

Curb Your Enthusiasm

President Hassan Rouhani has less room to 
maneuver than optimists think.

 

christopher de bellaigue

Unready for Take-Off

Western investors and trade partners won’t find a 
buoyant market in Iran.

CHINA

 

sebastian heilmann

In Search of a New Model

Four scenarios that could arise from China’s slowing growth.