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Angela Merkel


Friedrich Merz, out of politics for almost a decade, could become Germany’s new strong man—so who is he, and what does he want?


The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.


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.


In her reelection campaign in 2017, Angela Merkel made a strategic error by not putting EU reform on her agenda. She is now paying …


After 13 years in power, Angela Merkel’s authority is crumbling.


Improving German-Turkish relations hinges on Turkey’s government reversing its slide into authoritarianism.


After weeks of quarreling, Germany’s coalition parties are hemorrhaging support.


According to insiders, Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of NATO at a testy Brussels summit. The alliance is on shakier ground than ever before.


As the German government goes on summer break, many of the country’s most pressing issues have been neglected due to the row over migration. …


The German chancellor staved off a government collapse with an eleventh-hour deal to save her conservative bloc. But Angela Merkel’s power is waning.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian interior minister Horst Seehofer have reached a deal. But this migration fight isn’t over, not in Germany and not in the EU.


Angela Merkel is deeply worried that Germany and the EU will fall far behind the US and China behind in developing AI. So far, …


Angela Merkel is facing her biggest crisis yet. Her sister party, the Bavarian CSU, is rebelling against her policy on refugees. The chancellor needs …


Idlib threatens to be the next big flare-up in Syria’s civil war. Germany can play a decisive role in preventing a tragedy.


The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.


Three years after the peak of the refugee crisis, a simmering conflict over migration policy with Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party has turned into open warfare.