Brace for Change in Germany
Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles.
Watch Out for a Green Chancellor
With the parties in Angela Merkel’s coalition government in deep disarray, change is afoot in Germany.
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.
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.
“Russia Wants to Destabilize Europe”
On the eve of the Munich Security Conference, the CDU’s new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer talks foreign policy with BERLIN POLICY JOURANAL.
Conservative at Heart
New CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has often been called an “Angela Merkel 2.0”. In fact, AKK is likely to steer Germany’s conservatives back to …
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.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel’s Heir Apparent
The experienced politician from one of Germany’s smallest states has often been underestimated–like Angela Merkel.
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?