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German Political Culture


Berlin wakes up to the challenges of Russia’s online offensive.


Something very disruptive is going on in the political sphere, warns Simon Hegelich, professor for political data science.


Germans mark 26 years together in a poisoned mood over migration.


The German conservatives are floating new ideas to win back populist voters.


Egged on by the populist AfD party, Germany’s chauvinist-xenophobes are becoming ever more uninhibited.


Trying to settle a historical question, Germany’s parliament has provoked new ones.

Germans fear a Trojan horse and the end of democracy.


Germany’s right-wing AfD populists should not be taken seriously.


An executive power like the US exercises a completely different leadership style than a consensus-based power like Germany. Leaders on both sides should keep this in mind.


One year on and against the backdrop of a worsening refugee crisis, the self-appointed “defenders of the Occident“ have radicalized.


The refugee crisis is forcing Germany to define German values.


The latest “scandal” over NSA support from Germany’s foreign intelligence service reveals Berlin’s political class as ever willing to ride the tiger of German anger toward the Americans – and score cheap political points.