Who Will Save the CDU?
Angela Merkel’s unideological style has led her party into a severe identity crisis. Armin Laschet is the CDU’s best hope for now. It’s been …
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.
Friedrich Merz: Germany’s Next Chancellor?
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?
What Merkel Needs to Do to Save Her Chancellorship
After 13 years in power, Angela Merkel’s authority is crumbling.
Angela Merkel’s Coalition Squabbles Boost AfD
After weeks of quarreling, Germany’s coalition parties are hemorrhaging support.
Germany’s Other Problems
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. …
How Merkel Survived, Again
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.
Her Last Battle?
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.
Hanging in the Balance
Time is running out on Chancellor Merkel’s last chance to build a stable government.
Paying Lip Service
Don’t read too much into Angela Merkel’s proposal for a burqa ban.
Does Merkel Have to Go?
This fall, Germany’s chancellor has been facing mutiny within her own ranks. But Angela Merkel has decided to fight.
The German conservatives are floating new ideas to win back populist voters.