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September/October 2017

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

 

By MATTHIAS GEIS

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.

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