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The September/October 2017 Issue

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Artwork: Mitch Blunt

Our September/October issue on the German election is out now – available at Google Play
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Here’s the table of contents:

ONE MORE TIME

ANDREAS RINKE
The Merkel Mystique
Germany’s chancellor seems unassailable. How does she do it?

MAXIMILIANE KOSCHYK
The Great Disconnect
It’s been called the most boring election ever. That might be because the parties are avoiding the very issues closest to voters’ hearts.

CLARE RICHARDSON
On the Data Trail
The CDU and the SPD have returned to door-to-door canvassing, with a technological twist.

SUMI SOMASKANDA
Nasty Newcomers
The populist AfD once polled in the double digits. The party’s support has waned, but not enough to stop it from entering the Bundestag.

CLOSE-UP

Merkel’s Heirs
The chancellor has spent a quarter of a century fending off party rivals. Is there anyone left to succeed her?
By MATTHIAS GEIS

WHAT GERMANY NEEDS TO DO NEXT …

CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND JANA PUGLIERIN
… On France and the EU

JAN TECHAU
… On Three Top Priorities

NIKOLAUS VON TWICKEL
… On Ukraine

TYSON BARKER
… On Digitalization

QUENTIN PEEL
… On Brexit

GERMANY’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

MARCEL FRATZSCHER
“The Bottom Forty Percent Have Not Benefited”
Germany is Europe’s leading economic powerhouse, but it has some homework to do after the election.

WORDS DON’T COME EASY

DEREK SCALLY
GroKo, Jamaika, & Co.
All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.

Read more in the Berlin Policy Journal App – September/October 2017 issue out now.

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