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Angela Merkel


Germany refuses to think strategically about itself, Europe, or the world. This carries a high price.

Tepid on Climate Change

Following years of German inaction, a government commission has drawn up a timetable for phasing out coal. But Angela Merkel’s record on climate has …


Reaffirming the Élysée Treaty of 1963, Macron and Merkel missed a chance to demonstrate their common strength.


With Chancellor Angela Merkel leaving the world of politics by 2021, Germany has a rare opportunity to renew its aging national security structures. It …


On Brexit, stances are hardening in Berlin and Brussels.


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.


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.