Germany’s New Fault Line: Young vs. Old
Germany’s Greens came to be the big winners of the European elections—by cornering the young vote.
The EU’s Game of Thrones
Why Germany might end up getting the presidency of the ECB instead of the European Commission.
A Desperately Dull Campaign
In Germany, the election campaign for the European Parliament has been particularly uninspiring.
Europe’s Black Hole
Germany refuses to think strategically about itself, Europe, or the world. This carries a high price.
Macron’s Appeal Hits a German Wall, Again
There’s a reason Berlin is so reticent about responding to the French president’s European reform proposals.
High and Dry
How a sailing ship came to represent all that’s wrong with Germany’s Bundeswehr.
Dealing With Disaster
The EU’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit make for a scary read.
AKK’s Balancing Act
The first part of Angela Merkel’s phased departure from power has worked out as planned. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s road to the chancellery, however, will be more difficult.
Still a Safe Pair of Hands for Europe
Angela Merkel leaving the international stage may be bad news for quick EU reform. In the long run, however, her successor will likely turn into at least as good a European.
Merkelʼs Missed Moment
In her reelection campaign in 2017, Angela Merkel made a strategic error by not putting EU reform on her agenda. She is now paying …
What Merkel Needs to Do to Save Her Chancellorship
After 13 years in power, Angela Merkel’s authority is crumbling.
Angela Merkel’s Coalition Squabbles Boost AfD
After weeks of quarreling, Germany’s coalition parties are hemorrhaging support.
Merkel’s coalition has agreed a shaky compromise over a controversial spy chief.
Is there a power struggle at the heart of Germany’s government?
Lessons from Chemnitz
Why right-wing extremism is particularly strong in Saxony.