European Encounters: “There Hasn’t Been Enough Reflection”
Is it the right time for the EU to move ahead when it’s already struggling to reach its citizens?
Words Don’t Come Easy: GroKo, Jamaika, & Co.
All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.
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?
What Germany Needs to Do Next … On Digitalization
Create a digital ministry, get behind the EU’s Digital Single Market project, and start thinking about the military use of AI.
What Germany Needs to Do Next … On Ukraine
Stick to the Minsk agreement and explain the sanctions policy better at home.
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.
On the Data Trail
The CDU and the SPD have returned to door-to-door canvassing, with a technological twist.
“The Bottom Forty Percent Have Not Benefited”
Germany is Europe’s leading economic powerhouse, but it has some homework to do after the election.
What Germany Needs to Do Next … On France and the EU
Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.
What Germany Needs to Do Next … On Three Top Priorities
Reform education by halving class sizes, cancel the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and be honest about strategic realities.
What Germany Needs to Do Next … On Brexit
A desperate Theresa May will turn to you for help. You will need to call her bluff.
The Merkel Mystique
Germany’s chancellor seems unassailable. How does she do it?
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.
The September/October 2017 Issue
Our September/October issue on the German election is out now.